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The book examined four countries (Fiji, Guyana, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago) as they are usually referenced as plural or fractured societies. The book brought out the similarity that each of the country has, which is the fact that there are two major ethnic groups (Africans and East Indians) dominating the scenes especially the political aspect. While each country had measures of legislative as well as institutional mechanisms being introduced, the fear of a dominating ethnic group could not be dismissed. However, there were attempts to form coalitions and alliances for proper representation and these mechanisms were accordingly outlines.