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

September 9, 2016|
Redemption Songs: How Bob Marley's Nova Scotia Song Lights the Way Past Racism by Jon Tattrie
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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.
Jon Tattrie lives in Halifax with his wife Giselle, son Xavier, and daughter Roslyn. He works as a freelance journalist and is the author of several books, including The Hermit of Africville, Cornwallis: the Violent Birth of Halifax, and the novel Limerence.
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Title:Redemption Songs: How Bob Marley's Nova Scotia Song Lights the Way Past RacismFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:240 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.68 inShipping dimensions:240 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.68 inPublished:September 9, 2016Publisher:Pottersfield PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1897426879

ISBN - 13:9781897426876

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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