The Dead Yard: A Story of Modern Jamaica

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$10.87 - $25.23
UPC:
9781568586564
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Binding:
Paperback
Publication Date:
2011-03-29
Release Date:
2011-03-29
Author:
Ian Thomson
Language:
english
Edition:
0

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Named the Dolman Travel Book of the Year, The Dead Yard paints an unforgettable portrait of modern Jamaica. Since independence, Jamaica has gradually become associated with twin images--a resort-style travel Eden for foreigners and a new kind of hell for Jamaicans, a society where gangs control the areas where most Jamaicans live and drug lords like Christopher Coke rule elites and the poor alike.

Ian Thomson's brave book explores a country of lost promise, where America's hunger for drugs fuels a dependent economy and shadowy politics. The lauded birthplace of reggae and Bob Marley, Jamaica is now sunk in corruption and hopelessness. A synthesis of vital history and unflinching reportage, The Dead Yard is a fascinating account of a beautiful, treacherous country (Irish Times).

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