However, this work was not really to his liking, with the routine paperwork and his inability to communicate with his patients, most of whom were Pondo canecutters
On this sugar island, young Aime was revolted by the miserable living conditions of the canecutters
who worked on the plantations, all the more so as racial discriminations was superimposed on social inequalities: the Congo Blacks were at the bottom of the social ladder, the Mulattos in the middle and the Whites at the top.
His Love for the cane never slipped, not even in the worst moments of the Special Period, when there wasn't enough fuel, when there were shortages of tires and parts for the machines, of fertilizer, of chemicals to combat pests and weeds, of clothes and shoes for the canecutters
and even of Food.
Hear me well, the day that we are not walking alongside the poorest among you, the humblest, the canecutters
who right now are working with your children in the harvest, on that day you have the right to say to us,--Bishops, you have turned traitor to the faithful.
I can find no record of any performance, despite Patrick White's view that if a play could 'shout at audiences "in the accents of canecutters
, and show them everything in terms of photographic realism",' it would be successful.