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Mervyn Alleyne - Africa: Roots Of Jamaican Culture

"Black culture was until recently considered backward and unworthy of stud by European historians. Its expression has been fundamentally oral, making it inaccessible to those traditional historians who set so much store by documents. 

In Roots Of Jamaican Culture, Professor Mervyn Alleyne challenges established views to argue that the history of a people, especially a subject people, can never be conveyed in conventional political, economic and constitutional accounts. He examines the language, religion, music and soil organization of the Jamaican people to reveal the strong cultural continuities with Africa - and the origins of the new cultural forms and political movements, such as Garveyism and Rastafarianism."

  • Paperback: 185 pages
  • Publisher: Frontline Distribution International (September 1, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0948390085
  • ISBN-13: 978-0948390081
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.3 x 0.4 inches

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