Bajan dialect is a unique language of Barbados. Its origin dates back to the times when slaves were brought to Barbados and forced to speak English. This language then became a way of communication among enslaved Africans, much to the disadvantage of their slave masters who had difficulty understanding what was being communicated. Bajan dialect is one of the most prevalent attributes that connect the people of Barbados to their African and English heritage. Click below to see our: 1. Bajan Dialect Dictionary 2.
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But how did the author view her latest literary offering and how did it come into being? The nefarious Cuffy Burke in the novel, does speak in dialect, and so this is reflected in the writing. This began in the 60s when she left Barbados for England, ostensibly to study music - an interest cultivated from the age of six — but then switched gears and took up Communications doing short courses at two London institutions and later graduating from the London School of Journalism. It was at this station that she launched her first dialect comedy, "Okras in De Stew". Then came "Dumplings in De Stew" and "Partners in Profit", whose inimitable casts both gained received tremendous popularity in the 70s and 80s.