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Reggae, Rastafari, and the Rhetoric of Social Control

Who changed Bob Marley's famous peace-and-love anthem into "Come to Jamaica and feel all right"?

When did the Rastafarian fighting white colonial power become the smiling Rastaman spreading beach towels ...

Postcolonial Literature and the Biblical Call for Justice

Colonizers imposed Christianity and biblical codes upon their conquered subjects. In the waning of imperialism the newly emerging peoples employed these same biblical codes as their cries for freedom ...

The South and the Caribbean

With essays and commentaries by Roger D. Abrahams, Kenneth Bilby, David Eltis, Stanley L. Engerman, Aline Helg, Milton Jamail, Charles Joyner, Daniel C. Littlefield, Bonham C. Richardson, and Ralph Lee ...

C. L. R. James and Creolization

By Nicole King
Categories: Literature

C. L. R. James (1901–1989), one of the most important intellectuals of the twentieth century, expressed his postcolonial and socialist philosophies in fiction, speeches, essays, and book-length scholarly ...

Tim Hector

By Paul Buhle
Categories: History

Tim Hector (1942–2002) played many roles—political philosopher, educator, literary and music critic, cricket administrator, political leader, and newspaper editor. Best known for his editorship of ...

Reggae Wisdom

Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Peter Tosh, the Itals, the Ethiopians—they all dropped dazzling proverbs into their best-known reggae tunes.

“What come bad in the morning, can't come good in the evening. ...

Vodou Things

Pierrot Barra and his wife Marie Cassaise are the most astonishing artists that the author of this fascinating book has encountered in more than a decade of researching Vodou in Haiti. He discovered them ...

Minty Alley

By C. L. R. James
Categories: Literature

First published in London in 1939, Minty Alley is now available to American readers. In the pages of this work, C. L. R. James is both an imaginative political theorist and a sensitive commentator on the ...

Louisiana

By Erna Brodber
Categories: Literature

This is the first American publication of Brodber's eagerly awaited third novel. In Louisiana: A Novel she explores her continuing fascination with the power of the past to live in the present.

Here, ...

Dark Princess

By W. E. B. Du Bois
Introduction by Claudia Tate
Categories: African American Studies
Series: Banner Books

The problem of “the color line,” W. E. B. Du Bois’s ever-present polemical theme, is at the core of this novel of sensual love, radical politics, and the quest for racial justice. Originally published ...