How is Afro-Caribbean Culture and Experience Presented in Yardie?

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                                 How is Afro-Caribbean Culture and Experience Presented in Yardie?

My first impressions of D are that he is a sneaky and tactful person: “D unbuttoned his jacket and glanced around the airport arrival lounge.” D’s background is an important aspect of his character because it tells us how he became a drug dealer. It explains how the local pushers in his area encouraged him to sell drugs: “he soon realized that he could make more money by working for the big shots downtown than he could ever earn in any of the dead-end trades his mother wished him to learn.”

Jerry Dread, D’s brother, is an important character in this story because he shows D that there is an alternative way of being successful by becoming a Rastafarian. Jerry went from being a vicious drug dealer to a spiritual person.

Harry is important because he shows us how teenagers his age look up to drug dealers like D, and have an urge to drop out of school and become drug dealers themselves.

Also, we see a different side of D. After discovering that Harry had been suspended from school, D hands him a 5 pound note. D is doing something for Harry: “look now, you don’t have no quarrel with your mother, she’s just worried about you.”  D is giving him some advice.

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Piper is an important character because he comments on the development of the black community in Britain. He converses with D about the way kids get spoiled by society.

“you must see most ah dem youth; nothing wrong with dem originally, but society spoil dem. Me she society spoil dem, because it show dem dat money is all dat matters.” Here, Piper presents black people in Britain as victims of a materialistic culture.

The game of dominoes is presented to us in a noisy way. The stakes are small yet the players take it very seriously, because their ...

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