BOOK: Fields on Fire: A West Indian story – by Lloyd Beharry

BOOK: Fields on Fire: A West Indian story – by Lloyd Beharry

FIELDS ON FIRE is set against the brutal and inhuman conditions of the sugar cane Plantations of the British West Indies in the 19th Century, where Africans, Indians and a sprinkling of Irish, Portuguese and Chinese, were brought to labour, often against their will.

It is a story of how two of them found happiness against all odds. John, an African, chastised, brutalised, and disabled by a field accident, falls in love with a horse, and Valmiki, a low-caste Indian who, through deceit, becomes a leader of men and marries the beautiful Brahmin, Shanta.   

None of which would have been possible but for the kindness of two white Planters. It is a story of the occult, violence and rebellion told with situational and ironic humour. Above all, it is about redemption, of how love triumphs over bigotry.

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