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The Resource The dead yard : a story of modern Jamaica, Ian Thomson

The dead yard : a story of modern Jamaica, Ian Thomson

Label
The dead yard : a story of modern Jamaica
Title
The dead yard
Title remainder
a story of modern Jamaica
Statement of responsibility
Ian Thomson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Details the most famous aspects of Jamaica, the music and its culture, as well as the Island's history, including the slave trade operated by Britain. Since independence in 1962, Jamaica has acquired a twin image as a resort-style travel Eden and as a new kind of Hell, presided over by drug lords. In seeking to answer the question of what lies between, the author talked with Jamaicans who are trying to make a difference: writers, priests, and musicians
Summary
Offers a heart-breaking portrayal of modern Jamaica, describing the land of drugs, gangs, and corruption that exists behind the vacation-resort facade that most travelers see
Award
RSL Ondaatje Prize, 2010.
Awards note
Ondaatje Prize, 2010
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
389929
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thomson, Ian
Dewey number
972.9206
Index
index present
LC call number
F1887
LC item number
.T46 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jamaica
  • Jamaica
  • Jamaica
  • Jamaica
  • Jamaica
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
tales of modern Jamaica
Label
The dead yard : a story of modern Jamaica, Ian Thomson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Faber and Faber, 2009
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 350-356) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A history of Paradise -- (Black man) in Hammersmith Palais -- Trench Town mix up -- Strictly come dancehall -- Slaving -- Massa day done? -- I've got to go back home -- Forward unto Zion -- Maximum black -- Stranded on Death Row -- The negotiator -- Blood and fire -- Revival time -- Don't call us immigrants -- English upbringing, background Caribbean -- Everything crash -- Nanny knew best -- The killing of a Chinese shopkeeper -- 007 (Shanty Town) -- Sitting in limbo -- Police and thieves -- Night nurse -- Scotland Yard -- Herbsman hustle -- Investors in people ('cargo') -- Lord Creator -- Life of contradiction -- Epilogue: Take down the Union Jack
Control code
812324
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xviii, 370 pages
Isbn
9781568586564
Lccn
2010942491
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781568586564
  • (OCoLC)657595825
Label
The dead yard : a story of modern Jamaica, Ian Thomson
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Faber and Faber, 2009
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 350-356) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A history of Paradise -- (Black man) in Hammersmith Palais -- Trench Town mix up -- Strictly come dancehall -- Slaving -- Massa day done? -- I've got to go back home -- Forward unto Zion -- Maximum black -- Stranded on Death Row -- The negotiator -- Blood and fire -- Revival time -- Don't call us immigrants -- English upbringing, background Caribbean -- Everything crash -- Nanny knew best -- The killing of a Chinese shopkeeper -- 007 (Shanty Town) -- Sitting in limbo -- Police and thieves -- Night nurse -- Scotland Yard -- Herbsman hustle -- Investors in people ('cargo') -- Lord Creator -- Life of contradiction -- Epilogue: Take down the Union Jack
Control code
812324
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xviii, 370 pages
Isbn
9781568586564
Lccn
2010942491
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781568586564
  • (OCoLC)657595825

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