FROM THE PUBLISHER
The proverbs in this book contain the collective folk
wisdom of the Caribbean people in general. The proverbs seem to be coming
directly from the days of slavery and in most cases show just how much human
suffering our ancestors had to endure. These words of wisdom will bring you
nearer to the Caribbean and its people.
"One One Cocoa... is a highly readable and welcome compendium of the collective
wisdom of the Jamaican people crafted over time into witty and deceptively
simple proverbs reflecting, the rich and vibrant history and lived reality of a
witty and vibrant people in the Americas..."
- Rex Nettleford, Deputy Vice
University of the West Indies