"Ten hours a day picking bananas, or chopping weeds from a vegetable garden bigger than most villages. Who decided ten hours was the right length of time to work each day? Why not five? Why not eight? Ten is long enough for muscles to tighten into rock. It’s long enough for the callous on her left hand to scratch open on the rough hoe, leak clear liquid, dry, scab and reopen again...."Read more of Bramwell Ryan's Anatomy of a Death Sentence
Also a good article on culture 'Here is the Love - Featuring The Black Eyed Peas and Dr Jenson' by Russell Rook (here).