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The Dead Yard

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781568586564
Author(s): Ian Thomson
Format: Paperback
Year: 2011
Publisher: Avalon Publishing Group
Dimensions: 140 x 26 x 210 (w x l x h)
Pages: 384

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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 imagesa 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 Thomsons brave book explores a country of lost promise, where Americas 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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