On That Island of Broken Penises

  title={On That Island of Broken Penises},
  author={Kei Miller},
  journal={Caribbean Quarterly},
  pages={101 - 105}
  • K. Miller
  • Published 1 December 2014
  • Art
  • Caribbean Quarterly
APOLOGISTS WHO MAKE THE CLAIM that it is always the violence of Caribbean society that spills over into the violence of dancehall music, and never the other way around, will not know about that curious time when Jamaica's Kingston Public Hospital saw a sudden spike in cases of broken penises.It was in the time of "daggering" - which is to say, it was not so long ago. A friend was working as an anaesthesiologist at the public hospital and found himself applying icepack after icepack onto weeping… 

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