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Gibraltar Lane: A Jamaican Odyssey
12 minutes | Apr 7, 2019
Chapter 13: Five Flights a Day
When Michael Manley comes into power, the Ritchie family face political hardships--causing them to leave their home in Kingston for a new life in Miami.
6 minutes | Mar 31, 2019
Chapter 12: Dreams & Duppies
Grandma Vida's superstitions go beyond miracle cures as she tells Marcia of her prophetic dreams and duppie (ghost) stories.
8 minutes | Mar 24, 2019
Chapter 11: Rules for Weddings & Funerals
Marcia navigates the customs and quirks of Jamaican weddings and funerals with a self-made list of rules.
7 minutes | Mar 17, 2019
Chapter 10: Island Problems
Growing up on an island paradise is not all sun and beaches. Marcia details the many unique problems that are almost commonplace in Jamaica.
7 minutes | Mar 10, 2019
Chapter 9: Mango Clothes
After excelling in academics, Marcia is encouraged to try her hand in athletics--something she has no interest or aptitude in.
7 minutes | Mar 3, 2019
Chapter 8: Life On The Lane
Marcia's neighbors on Gibraltar Lane range from the laidback Rastafarian to the periodically institutionalized. Listen as Marcia details the everyday drama that walks past her home in Kingston, Jamaica.
12 minutes | Feb 3, 2019
Chapter 7: Mommy, Vacation and Me
After Marcia's mother gets a job in America, Marcia finds herself longing for those times of year when the family is reunited.
7 minutes | Jan 27, 2019
Chapter 6: My Sister, Suzie
Marcia always wanted a little sister to play with, but when Suzie joined the household, her mischievous ways made Marcia learn that being a big sister wouldn’t be all fun and games.
11 minutes | Jan 20, 2019
Chapter 5: Church Hopping
Grandma Vida, Aunt Sweety, and Mommy went to different churches around Kingston--so Marcia got used to church hopping and seeing the many different kinds of God-fearing people.
11 minutes | Jan 13, 2019
Chapter 4: School Days
Marcia starts school with a few hiccups--talking back and losing hats. She later realizes that if she wants to get into her dream high school, she'll need to get high exam scores and a full scholarship.
7 minutes | Jan 6, 2019
Chapter 3: The Search For The Cure
After several hospital visits, Marcia's severe asthma sends Grandma Vida on a hunt for remedies ranging from the medicinal to the superstitious.
11 minutes | Dec 30, 2018
Chapter 2: Living with Grandma
With a mother abroad and a father at work, Marcia spent much of her childhood under the watchful eye of Grandma Vida.
5 minutes | Dec 25, 2018
Chapter 1: Gibraltar Lane
Along a gravel road in Kingston, Jamaica, Marcia begins her story with a day in her life as a Caribbean kid in the 60s.
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