References and Readings

While writing BUSHMAN I did a lot of reading and research. The internet was a great resource and I found so many things that I hadn’t known about Trinidad and Tobago, and Caribbean history. If you’re interested, here are some of the most useful essays, articles and websites I found, and some of the information I used.

Bush Medicine

General References

The Trinidad and Tobago Nature Link – The Tale of two Forests

Anthony, Michael, Parade of the Carnivals, 1839-1989. St James, Port-of-Spain: Circle Press, 1989.

Venomous Snakes of Trinidad and Tobago,

Frank, David, ed., Kweyol Dictionary, Ministry of Education, Castries, St. Lucia, 2001

Eaton Simpson, George, The Shango Cult in Nigeria and in Trinidad, 1962.

FITZGERALD, JAMES L. “NUN BEFUDDLES KING, SHOWS ‘KARMAYOGA’ DOES NOT WORK: Sulabhā’s Refutation of King Janaka at MBh 12.308.” Journal of Indian Philosophy, vol. 30, no. 6, 2002, pp. 641–677. JSTOR, Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

Tubal Uriah ‘Buzz’ Butler, The Man and His Times.

Olubowale, Josiah, University of the West Indies, Citizenship Construction and the Afterlife: Funeral rituals among Orisha devotees in Trinidad

The Shouter Baptists and Trinidadian culture, By Stabroek News  2012,

Quevedo, Raymond, Atilla’s Kaiso: A Short History of Trinidad Calypso, University of the West Indies, Department of Extra Mural Studies, 1983

The Banyan Archive,

Ricardo Meade, Founder and director El Socoro Centre for Wildlife Conservation, (find him on YouTube)

Tindall, David, Orisha Trinidad: Drums and Colours, Caribbean Beat, Issue 34 (November/December 1998) 

Interview with the Mighty Sparrow, the Roaring Lion and the Lord Kitchener.

Roaring Lion, Biog,

Layne, Glenda. (2020). Honouring Caribbean Folk Cultures: A Personal Reflection. Cultural and Pedagogical Inquiry. 11. 92-104. 10.18733/cpi29506.

Song References:

Gerald Clark & His Orchestra with Growling Tiger, Neville Marcano – Yaraba Shango,

The Mighty Sparrow, Slinger Fransico – Mr Walker,

Lord Kitchener, Aldwyn Roberts – Love in the Cemetery.
Lord Funny, Donric Williamson – Farmer Brown
The Roaring Lion, Raphael DeLeon – Jouvert Barrio
Duke of Iron, Cecil Anderson, The Lost Watch
Dance the Bele
Trinidad Bèlè Songwriter- Carlton “Papa George” Mathews

* Yellow bird

Folk songs:

* Brown skin girl – Lord Invader

* Brown Girl in the Ring –

* Johnny Grotto

Animals and Birds mentioned in BUSHMAN.

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