REGGAE ROADBLOCKS discusses key issues that have affected the development of the business of Jamaican Reggae at both the national and international levels. The issues raised reflect the perspective of the author, Lloyd Stanbury, from his vantage point as a Jamaican music business professional with substantial international industry experience. The cultural and political environment that gave birth to, and affect the development of Reggae music is examined.
Crossings is a collection of poems that disturbs the proverbial “rock” to explore life’s complexities underneath. The age old mysteries of love, death; relationships and social issues – are all subject to the author’s scrutiny.
Janneth Mornan-Green is Jamaican. She is a graduate of the University of the West Indies, Mona, where she now lectures part-time in Public Relations at the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication (CARIMAC). Her work has appeared in Dream Rock, a collection of poems edited for the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) by Kamau Brathwaite as well as Bookends, the literary arts publication of Jamaica’s ‘Sunday Observer’.
For Christians, it’s the way they live and their relationship with God and fellow-humans that matter in eternal terms. The way we live is largely determined by what we hold to be true. If what’s held to be true is flawed, so is the life that’s guided by it. The question isn’t so much, ‘are we serious about what we believe?’ as it is, ‘what do we believe?’ For, in all seriousness, what’s the point in being serious about that which cannot be taken seriously?
Starting with his own Seventh-day Adventist milieu, B. Richard Nicholson deconstructs some of the orthodox Biblical misinterpretations that feed the sordid stereotypes of Christians as freaks. This candid book is not so much a call to steadfast faith, or even a call to implicit trust in the Bible as God’s word, as it is a call to see the Bible for what it actually says. Whether you are a believer or not, ordinary reader or academic, you are bound to find Hold It Right There, Mister Preacher either exhilarating or infuriating.
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