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Trouble is How You Meet It extract   autobiography  
Issue Details: First known date: 1979... 1979 Trouble is How You Meet It
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This extract describes the difficulties associated with managing the labour-force of a sugar plantation and mill. The hiring of sidars (Indian overseers), an attempted strike and a serious dispute over wages are all related, with Gill achieving a small victory over his workforce in each case. However, he is also misled into poisoning a worker and at the end of the extract he reveals his young age: "In the September of that year I was twenty-two".

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    y separately published work icon The Indo-Fijian Experience Subramani (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1979 Z1313159 1979 anthology short story essay poetry St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1979 pg. 67-80
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