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Historiographic Analysis of the Jamaican ‘Shakatani’ Scotoma from the Short Stories of Erna Brodber

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.019
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475–80
Synopsis: 
The study uses historiography in the analysis of the contemporary fictional writings of a Jamaican novelist to identify aspects of psychopathology of Jamaican people. The analysis reveals profound personality disorder scotoma that currently paralyses many Jamaicans as a product of the enslavement of Africans in the New World, which has been labelled ‘Shakatani’ by current Caribbean medical scholarship.

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Objective: To use historiography in the analysis of the fictional writings of a Jamaican novelist to identify aspects of psychopathology of Jamaican people.

Accepted: 
25 Mar, 2013
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e-Published: 26 Aug, 2013
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