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To Jamaica With Love By Mark Willis
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Comedy thriller set in Jamaica, 1962. At the height of the Cold War, in the heart of the Caribbean, one small island is a hotbed of historical and political forces that will shape the future of the... More > world. Out of many, one people, a nation and a hero are about to be born. With a backdrop of the most spectacular natural beauty on the planet, and a soundtrack of the most exhilarating music ever created, one man’s mission to protect his family leads him into trouble with a deadly foe. From Kingston to Montego Bay, from Treasure Isle to Studio One, a unique society and culture is at stake. On the eve of independence, someone is trying to spoil the party. John Brown from Trenchtown returns home to an island bubbling over with celebration, contention, insurrection and...ska!< Less
Black King By Mark Willis
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A comic novel inspired by reggae music. In 1936, His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie, Emperor of Ethiopia, finds refuge in England after the Italian invasion of his country. In the hills of Jamaica... More > in the late thirties, groups of dropouts find references in Revelations of the Bible that lead them to believe that this Emperor, also known as Ras Tafari, is the second coming. They develop a way of life and belief that revolutionises Jamaican culture and music, using African drumming and chanting. In the fifties and sixties, Jamaican migrants bring this music with them to England, creating in the process a new identity for successive generations of black, white, Asian and mixed race Britons. In West London in the late nineties, young reggae fan Robbie Morgan walks into his favourite record shop and buys a record.< Less

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