Rude Boy

Rude Boy : Once Upon a Time in Jamaica

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Chris Salewicz first visited Jamaica in 1978. It was a life-changing experience, and over the next twenty years he was to return many times. The Island of Springs' has a population of only 3 million but an impact on the world that far outweighs its size: from Bob Marley and reggae; through Obeah, voodoo and Rastafarianism; to, of course, ganja. Then there is piracy and slavery; political civil war; death squads or badmen', and Yardie' organised crime. In 1995 the house Chris was staying in was attacked by machete-wielding badmen', a terrifying sequence of events that gives the book its structure. Part travelogue, part history, part memoir, Rude Boy gives us the complete Jamaican experience: the music, the violence, the drugs, but also the beauty.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 128 x 200 x 24mm | 199.58g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 8 Colour Photo\Illu(s)
  • 0753812827
  • 9780753812822

About Chris Salewicz

* Scriptwriter, journalist, and writer who has written for music magazines and the national press e.g. the Guardian, Time Out, Telegrap. * Chris is the author of Bob Marley: Songs of Freedom, among other books on music and popular culture, including Firefly, about Noel Coward's time in Jamaica.show more

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