• It's Your Word Against Mine

It's Your Word Against Mine: How Words Express The Cultural Traditions Of The US And Roebuck, St. Peter, Barbados

by Sylvester Carrington

It's Your Word Against Mine compares unique cultural words and phrases from the author’s native Barbados with select American terms.  Some of these words have a different meaning in his native culture, while others are nonexistent when it comes to translation. These simple words migrated with him when  he came to live in the US. The author’s engaging style of storytelling will grab readers as he takes them on a cultural journey using a vehicle of simple words to highlight the different aspects of the two cultures he has called home.  With amazing skill he has intricately woven each cultural term and phrase into a narrative that is altogether fascinating, entertaining, educational, and at times, personal and autobiographical.

About The Author

Sylvester Carrington is a native of Roebuck, St. Peter, Barbados. A graduate of The Modern High School and Erdiston Teachers’ College, he is a career educator with more than forty years of teaching and administrative experience at all levels of public and private education in Barbados, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Tennessee, and Georgia. He holds a BA degree from West Indies College (Northern Caribbean University) in Jamaica, and has an MA degree from Andrews University, an Ed.S from Michigan State University, and a doctorate in Education from Loma Linda University. Dr. Carrington has served as an assistant principal, principal, science supervisor, and adjunct professor of education. He is the author of A Principal’s Personal Journey, published in 2010. He and his wife, Hortense, reside in Ringgold, Georgia, and are the parents of three adult sons.

Product Details

    Paperback: 284 pages
    Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency, LLC (September 8, 2015)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 1622126912
    ISBN-13: 9781622126910
    Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
    Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces

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It's Your Word Against Mine

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