Redemption Songs

Jon Tattrie

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ISBN: 9781897426876

Redemption Songs

How Bob Marley's Nova Scotia Song Lights the Way Past Racism

  Author:   Jon Tattrie    
  Publisher:  Pottersfield Press

Redemption Songs tells the extraordinary story of how one of Bob Marley’s greatest songs was born in Nova Scotia. It opens with Marley’s live acoustic performance of Redemption Song at the end of his life, and reveals that the core lyric comes from a speech Marcus Garvey delivered in Sydney, Nova Scotia, in 1937.

The line “We are going to emancipate ourselves from mental slavery” springboards the reader into the book’s ambitions. The author explores why Marley so revered Garvey, and, in doing so, looks at the roots of Rastafarianism and ideas about race.

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ISBN associated with this title:9781897426876
Item PC0247
PublisherPottersfield Press
PublisherPottersfield Press
Published onSeptember 9 2016
Language eng
Pages 240
Format Paperback
Dimensions8.5(in) x 5.5(in)
Shipping weight361(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE
Jon Tattrie is an award-winning author and journalist. His previous books include Redemption Songs: How Bob Marley"s Nova Scotia Song Lights the Way Past Racism, Cornwallis: The Violent Birth of Halifax, and The Hermit of Africville.