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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2000

    God as a Peeniwallie

    Americans may view Jamaica as paradise - but Jamaicans view the US as the promised land. Life is easy, the horn of pleanty abounds - no dutty johncrows to deal with. In this book, our hero dies at the beginning and is taken to heaven. But heaven is divided into nation states and cultures. God is a wanted deity in the US heaven for not punishing sinners. Our hero meets and makes friends with God, who has taken haven in the Jamaican heaven in the shape of a peeniwallie (or lightning bug), and travels with him around heaven and the universe. On the face of it, in this book Anthony Winkler - a Jamaican professor based in a US university - writes about a Jamaican's ideal heaven. This heaven is much like Jamaica, but with a free and easy life style - devoid of any of the Christian hang-ups which otherwise prevent Jamaicans from procreating and enjoying themselves to the fullest. But just as intriguing is the American heaven he portrays, with puritanical angels, harps, clouds and sheep. But in this short, hysterical book there are many truths hidden along with an intriguing philosophy on the meaning of life, God and the creation of man. This book is for anyone from Jamaica, any American with a self-depreciating sense of humour, anyone who has difficulty being religous in an age of reason and anyone who likes to laugh their socks off. I've read three of Anthony's books so far - but this is the best. It captures the essence of Jamaicans and their inherent conflict of religiousness vs. bachaanal. I can't wait for his next book....

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