chapter  10
No horror stories to tell: Critical moments in exploring the literacy practices of Jamaican–born elders in the UK
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Before I progress to these narratives, I provide a brief statement about Bristol, the city in England where the interviews were conducted. I then set out the way in which the project was conceptualized and how I position myself in the macro-narrative. This is followed by a profile of Jamaica, which incorporates a pen-sketch of its history and social development, as it relates to children and their education. I present a summary of the social perspective of literacy before moving on to the women’s respective narratives and finally, I engage with the tensions of using narrative inquiry to explore the women’s literacy practices.