07 May '18, 7pm

Hassar (Cascadura) - Not an ordinary fish!

Johnson and the Cascadura is a fictional short story about a white Englishman, Garry Johnson, who went to Trinidad “to get background material for a book he was writing, on superstition and witchcraft.” While there, Johnson met an Indian girl, Urmilla, who worked on the estate where Johnson was staying. The two fell in love. They were from different worlds, he a white, affluent man, and she an uneducated country girl. Rumours of their love circulated and there was disquiet and disapproval. Johnson decided to return to England. The night before he was due to return, Urmilla brought him some curry cascadura she had made, believing in the folklore that, “Those who eat the cascadura will, the native legend says, wheresoever they may wander end in Trinidad their days.” Johnson returned to England and wrote his book. Three years later, he was diagnosed with a rare blood disease....

Full article: http://www.tasteslikehome.org/2008/07/hassar-cascadura-no...

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