An Extract from the Novel Goodbye Bay

How to Cite

An Extract from the Novel Goodbye Bay. (2023). Tout Moun Caribbean Journal of Cultural Studies, 8(1).


It is 1963, one year post independence. Macaima is a fictional, Trinidadian village in a declining cocoa producing district that is haunted by a story of violation suffered by the island’s indigenous peoples. Annabelle Bridgemohan leaves Port of Spain to begin a temporary job there as post mistress in the hope of finding new direction for her life. The extract is taken from a meeting organized by the Women’s Coalition of the ruling party. Brenda Moses upstages the meeting and opens the way for Anna’s own questioning and growing self awareness.