8) He begins Caribbea: Xaymaca with an epigraph from Derek Walcott's poem "Tarpon": "thrashing with brute pain / this sea I breathe" (15).
We should read Salkey's poem and interpret the relationship Salkey fosters between the Jamaicans and the island of Xaymaca with this emphasis in the forefront of our minds.
Xaymaca Experience (Xaymaca is the original Spanish name for Jamaica and is pronounced A-My-Ca) on Bristol Street is the city's best known Caribbean restaurant and is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year.
Xaymaca is offering every reader the opportunity to enjoy two delicious Caribbean meals for the price of one.
Valid at Xaymaca
Experience from August 7, 2007 to September 6, 2007 inclusive.
Organisations taking part include the Swallow Hotel, who will be cooking up Sizzling Sausages Star Style before giving a guided tour of the five star hotel; the Hyatt Regency with another taster of life in a hotel from room service to banqueting; Birmingham College of Food, Tourism and Creative Studies as well as Xaymaca
Experience, a Caribbean food open day and the International Convention Centre (ICC).
Orlando McDonald will celebrate the tenth birthday of his restaurant Xaymaca
Experience by launching the newly-refurbished business.
This city has as many varieties of restaurant as countries competing in Eurovision and one of the latest is Jamaican-themed Xaymaca
on city centre Bristol Street.