Dead Yard A Story of Modern Jamaica

ISBN-10: 1568586566

ISBN-13: 9781568586564

Edition: N/A

Authors: Ian Thomson
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Description: Named the Dolman Travel Book of the Year, The Dead Yardpaints an unforgettable portrait of modern Jamaica. Since independence, Jamaica has gradually become associated with twin images--a 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 Thomson's brave book explores a country of lost promise, where America's 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 Yardis "a fascinating account of a beautiful, treacherous country" ( Irish Times).

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Book details

List price: $16.99
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 3/29/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 392
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

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