The late Dr. Roi Kwabena's musical spoken poem, Sour Chutney, from his Y42K album. The material has been animated using photos and documentary footage of East Indian life in Trinidad and Tobago, most of it dating to the early part of the first half of the 20th century. Roi Kwabena was a Trinidadian musician, poet, and cultural anthropologist. This story ties together the large scale forces of world capitalism with the geography of diasporic India and the personal biographies of a fictitious family of Indian, formerly indentured, labourers in Trinidad. It relates men's violence exerted to control women to the history of indenture when women were few, competition between men for women was extreme, and women had to be forcibly abducted or lured by false promises to venture to Trinidad. In the process, Roi Kwabena produces a short, ethno-poetic tale that shows the deep imprint left by capitalist exploitation and mass migration on the historical consciousness of Trinidadians.

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