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This collection of short stories takes a whimsical look at extended Black Jamaican family in Britain. Written in English with Jamaican patois dialogue, the stories capture Black people have in situaltions which usually wouldn't be considered humorous. Situations as diverse as funerals and family holidays are featured and take a look at the relationships between various generations while highlighting the strong bonds of love and respect which bind them together.

Jamaican Patois is a beautifully expressive language. It is funny, vibrant and emotional and is more than just words; it is body language, subtle nuances and intonation. It is a langiage of the soul, often more about what isn't said than what is- a look, a raised eyebrow, a quick pout of the mouth or a "kissing of the teeth". All these expressions and more are found in Pardner Money Stories.

The name of the book is derived from the savings club referred to as "Pardner", "Pardna" or "Paadna", which is a connecting thread of many Jamaicans past and present.

Every Jamaican has family members like Cousin My, Uncle Ferdie, Auntie Bliss, Uncle Al, and the others. We love them; the characters are positive, a breath of fresh air at a time when the image of both Jamaica and Jamaicans is taking a battering around the world. We wish Deanne every success with chronicling their stories and showing the world that Jamaican families are by and large continued success like any other anywhere in the world.
Sharon Leach - The Jamaica Sunday Observer

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