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Presentación general:

Nacida en  Sainte-Mary en 1940, Erna Brodber, es socióloga y autora  militante desde muy temprano. Crece en el seno de una familia muy implicada en la vida comunitaria. Su conciencia política se define de manera más precisa  en los  Estados-Unidos durante sus estudios, cuando descubre el movimiento de los Blacks Powers así como el movimiento de liberación de la mujer. De esta manera, desde sus primeras publicaciones, Erna Brodber va a ser muy influenciada en sus temáticas y su estética.

Principales obras:

1. (Nathaniel Wagner) “The Black Family, Poverty and Family Planning: Anthropological Impressions” The Family Coordinator, Journal of Education and Counseling Services. Vol. 19, No 2. pp. 168-172, -April 1970.

2.  Abandonment of Children in Jamaica, Institute of Social and Economic Research, UWI., Mona 1974.

3. “Social Psychology in the English-speaking Caribbean- a Bibliography and some Comments”, Social and Economic Studies, Vol.23, No 3, pp. 398-417, September 1974.

4.    A Study of Yards in the City of Kingston, working Papers, No. 9, Institute of Social and Economic Research, Mona, 1975.

5.  “Sociological Research and Personal Involvement” , in Methodology and Change, pp. 223-227, edited by Louis Lindsay, Institute of Social and Economic Research.

6.  “Trends in Social Work Practice and Research in the Caribbean”, Journal of Ethnic Studies, Vol. VII, No. 2 pp. 16-29, Hampton Institute, Virginia, U.S.A., Spring 1980.

7.  “Programme planning in a Multi-Cultural Milieu” in Social and Economical Studies, Vol. 28, No. 3, pp. 628-642.

8. With J.C. Greene, Reggae and Cultural Diversity, Working Paper, Department of Sociology, U.W.I., St. Augustine, Trinidad. 1981.

9.  Perceptions of the Caribbean Woman, Institute of Social and Economic Research, UWI. Eastern Caribbean. 1982.

10. “Oral Sources and the Creation of the Social History of the Caribbean”, Jamaican Journal, Vol. 16, No. 4. pp. 2-11, November 1983.

11.  “A life of Service- The Rev. E.N.Burke”, Jamaica Journal, Vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 10-17.

12.  “Afro-Jamaican Women at the Turn of the Century”, Social and Economic Studies, Vol. 35, No. 3, pp. 23-46.

13. “The Pioneering Miss Bailey”, Jamaica Journal, Vol. 19, No. 2, pp. 9-14.

14. "Marcus Garvey and the Politicization of Some Afro-Jamaicans in the 1920’s and 1930’s”, Jamaica Journal, Vol. 20, No. 3, pp. 66-72.

15.  “Black Consciousness and Popular Music in Jamaica in the 1960’s and 1970’s”, Caribbean Quarterly, Vol. 61, No. 3 & 4, pp. 145-160, 1987.

16. “Perceptions and Status of the Caribbean Woman”, Network, Vol. 1, No. 2 Fall 1988.

17. “Socio-cultural change in Jamaica” in Rex Nettleford (ed.) Jamaica in Independence, Heineman 1989.

18. (With Powell, Wint and Campbell) Street Foods of Kingston, Institute of Social and Economic Research, Mona, 1990.

19.  “Fiction in the Scientific Procedure”, in Selwyn Cudjoe (ed.) Caribbean Women Writers Calaloux Publications 1990, pp. 164-168.

20.  “As we forgive those who trespass against us”, Daily Gleaner 6th August 2005.

21.  “Reengineering Blackspace” in Caribbean Quarterly Vol. 43 Nos. 1&2, March-June 1997, pp. 70-81. Also Renaissance New York University, Vol. 2 pp. 153-165.

22.  “The Emergence of Reggae: a 1986 review” in Jamaica Historical Review Vol.xix 1998, pp. 20-36.

23.  “Where Are All The Others?” in Caribbean Creolization, Reflections on the Central Dynamics of Language, Literature & Identity. pp. 68-75. (ed.) Kathleen M. Balutansky & Marie-Anges Souriceau, University Press of Florida. 1998.

24.  “Beyond a Boundary; Magical Realism in the Jamaican Frame of Reference” in Annals of Scholarship pp. 41-47 Vol. 12, No. 1 & 2, (ed.) Kamau Brathwaite & Timothy J. Ries, 1997 also in Sisyphus and Eldorado (ed.) Timothy J. Ries African World Press 2002.

25.   The People of My Jamaican Village. Blackspace 1999.

26.  “Socio-historical Background to the Novels of Two Guyanese Women Writers” in Arms Akimbo (ed.) University of Florida Press 1999.

27.  “Myths are us too” in The Sir Phillip Sherlock Lectures (ed.) Jean Small, Caribbean Quarterly- December 2000.

28.   “Brief note on DeLaurence in Jamaica” in ACIJ Research Review 25th Anniversary Edition. (ed.) Bernard Jankie, African Caribbean Institute of Jamaica 1999.

29.   Standing Tall: Affirmations of the Jamaican Male S.A.L.I.S.E.S. U.W.I., Mona, Jamaica, 2003.

30. The Continent of Black Consciousness...New Beacon Books Ltd. 2003

31. The Second Generation of Freeman in Jamaica 1907-1944, University Press of Florida 2004.

32. Woodside Pear Tree Grove P.O., University of the West Indies Press 2004.

33. "The Bagnolds district… and the Atlantic Crossings of the late eighteenth century” in The Sea Is History pp67-82 eds Carmen Birkle and Nicole Waller universitatverlag Heidelberg WINTER 2009.

1. Jane and Louisa Will Soon Come Home, New Beacon Books, 1980.

2. Myal, New Beacon Books, 1988.

3. “One Bubby Susan” in Jamaica Journal, Vol. 22, No. 4, (1989-1990).

4. “Sleeping Beauty and the Prince Charming” in Kunapipi Vol. XI, No. 3, 1989 pp. 1-4.

5. “The Spirit Thief” in Faber Book of Contemporary Caribbean Short Stories (ed.) Mervyn Morris, Faber and Faber, 1990, pp. 15-24.

6. “Louisiana”, Callaloo, Vol. 14, No. 1 pp. 1-3.

7. Louisiana, New Beacon Books 1994, also University Press of Mississippi 1997.

8. “Mother at thy Feet is Kneeling” in Poui, pp. 52-54 & Department of Language Linguistics and Literature, UWI, Cavehill.

9. The Rainmaker’s Mistake New Beacon Books 2006


1. Michael Rutter- “Maternal Deprivation Reassessed”, Penguin Books, 1972, Social and Economic Studies, Vol. 24, No. 2pp. 257-262, June 1975.

2. “Lee Rainwater-Behind Ghetto Walls”, Pelican Books, 1974, Social and Economic Studies, Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 257-262, June 1975.

3.  Elisa Janine Sobo- “One blood: The Jamaican Body”- State University Press of New York 1993 in Caribbean Review of Books No. 10 November 1993

1. “Evaluation of the Adult Literacy Programme-a Report to The Literacy Evaluation and Planning Committee”, March 1971.

2. “Social, Cultural and Educational Background of Jamaican Children”, Resource Development Unit Ministry of Youth and Community Development, Jamaica. 1974.

3. "The Child in his Social Environment”, Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute/Regional Child Development Project, Technical Group Meeting December 10-14, 1974.

4.  “An Annotated Bibliography of Social Work Research Papers, 1963-1972”. 1976.

5. “Life in Jamaica in the Early 20th Century-a presentation of 90 Oral Accounts”, 1980.

6. “Profile of the Jamaican Freewoman”, 1980.

7. “Life in Jamaica in the Early 20th Century-a presentation of 90 Oral Accounts: Some Notes on it Purpose and Contents”, 1980.

8. “Nature vs. Order: The Afro-Jamaican Family in the Early Twentieth Century”, 1982.

9. “Comparative Study of the Caribbean Countries in order to Identify Cultural Values”, UNESCO, 1985.

10. “A Case Study of Rural Jamaican Women”, 1985.

11. “Afro-Jamaican Medical and Religious Thought- The DeLaurence Books”, 1985.

12. “A History of Desnoes and Geddes Company”, 1986.

13. “Rural/Urban Migration and the Jamaican Child”, UNESCO, 1986.

14. “The Emergence of Reggae in Jamaica”, UNESCO 1986.


Life in Jamaica in the Early Twentieth Century-a Presentation of 90 Oral Accounts (approximately 120 hours), I.S.E.R. Documentation Centre, UWI., Mona, 1980.

1. African-American/ African Jamaican Relations from the Eighteenth Century to the Present.

2. Mother that Great Stone Got to Move-a Collection of essays on the Jamaican Woman.
(fiction)            Twelve young Jamaican Women in word

3. Cousin Nothing’s mat – a novel

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