Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Caribbean Cultures: Jamaica

Continuing our look at Caribbean nations with a trip (via the library catalog) to Jamaica! For country information, visit our Maps & other Geographic Data LibGuide, the CIA's World Factbook, or the Jamaica Information Service.  Also: read Jamaica's newspaper, The Gleaner, online!

From Harvey River: A Memoir of my Mother and Her Island by Lorna Goodison

The Other Side of Paradise: A Memoir by Staceyann Chin

John Crow's Devil by Marlon James

Fruit of the Lemon by Andrea Levy

Pirate's Daughter by Margaret Cezair-Thompson

Reggae: The Rough Guide written by Steve Barrow and Peter Dalton

Rastafari: Roots and Ideology by Barry Chevannes

Reggae Bloodlines: In Search of the Music and Culture of Jamaica text by Stephen Davis

The Natural Mystics: Marley, Tosh, and Wailer by Colin Grant

The Kebra Negast: The Lost Bible of Rastafarian Wisdom and Faith from Ethiopia and Jamaica edited by Gerald Hausman

Traveling Jamaica with Knife, Fork & Spoon: A Righteous Guide to Jamaican Cookery by Robb Walsh & Jay McCarthy

Jerk from Jamaica: Barbecue Caribbean Style by Helen Willinsky

This is Reggae Music: The Story of Jamaica's Music by Lloyd Bradley

Duppy Talk : West Indian Tales of Mystery and Magic retold by Gerald Hausman (J)

Doctor Bird: Three Lookin' Up Tales from Jamaica by Gerald Hausman

Tiger Soup: An Anansi Story from Jamaica retold and illustrated by Frances Temple (J)

The Tangerine Tree by Regina Hanson (J Easy)


Drums of Defiance: Maroon Music from the Earliest Free Black Communities of Jamaica

In Search of the Lost Riddim by Ernest Ranglin

Retrospective: Classic Tracks from a Legendary Artist, Bunny Wailer

Arise Black Man, Peter Tosh and friends

Intensified!: Original Ska, 1962-1966


Wide Sargasso Sea

The Harder They Come

Looking to eat some traditional Jamaican cuisine? JamaicaTravelandCulture.com has recipes for two of my favorite dishes, Pepperpot Soup & Patties.  Try drinking Sorrel along with your meal!

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