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by Hugh Hodges

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Author:
Hugh Hodges
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978-0813926827
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0813926823
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University of Virginia Press (June 3, 2008)
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History & Criticism
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Personal Name: Hodges, Hugh, 1966-. Publication, Distribution, et. Charlottesville All rights are reserved by their owners. Download book Soon come : Jamaican spirituality, Jamaican poetics, Hugh Hodges. Charlottesville. University of Virginia Press, (c)2008. All rights are reserved by their owners.

This Jamaican expression means literally: I’ll be right there. However if you’re told mi soon come, don’t be fooled

This Jamaican expression means literally: I’ll be right there. However if you’re told mi soon come, don’t be fooled. Island time is much slower than the rest of the world and this expression should be interpreted as meaning anything from a few hours to a few days.

Afro-Jamaicans or Black-Jamaicans are Jamaicans of Black African descent. They presently represent the largest ethnic group in the country, comprising over 90 percent of the island's population. In addition, there are people of Afro-Jamaican descent living in other parts of the world, such as the United States and United Kingdom

Soon Come celebrates Jamaican poetry as an expression and extension of the island's rich spiritual traditions, offering fresh insights into some of the late twentieth century's most important and influential poetry.

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Soon Come : Jamaican Spirituality, Jamaican Poetics. Soon Come celebrates Jamaican poetry as an expression and extension of the island's rich spiritual traditions, offering fresh insights into some of the late twentieth century's most important and influential poetry.

This book should be read by every Jamaican and any person who is interested in the real Jamaica. Not the Jamaica on travel ads but the real Jamaica. Kartel exposes some political secrets and other issues so taboo they have been swept under the rug. Kartel has often been compared to Tupac and Biggie.

Despite this promise, Jamaican poetry faces many challenges. While the Peepal Tree's existence has been a remarkable gift to Jamaican poetry, there exist very little opportunity for publishing in Jamaica. Most of the poets listed here were either published by Peepal Tree Press or have been published by publishers in the US or the UK. At the same time, Jamaica has not yet developed a creative writing program at the tertiary level that will train poets in prosody that is rooted in the Caribbean. Most of our poets with graduate degrees in writing have received such degrees abroad.

However, the pronunciations of these words are very similar to Jamaican English. Some words can be pronounced and spelled differently but still mean the same thing (. both ‘Pickney’ and ‘Pickeney’ translates to ‘Child').

Soon Come celebrates Jamaican poetry as an expression and extension of the island’s rich spiritual traditions, offering fresh insights into some of the late twentieth century’s most important and influential poetry. Drawing inspiration from the history of Myal, Kumina, Revivalism, and Rastafari, Hodges develops a critical language for the discussion of a wide range of Jamaican texts, both oral and written.

Beginning with traditional proverbs and Anancy stories, Soon Come explores healing rituals, possession rites, and miracles in Revival hymns; the seminal poetry of Claude McKay, Una Marson, and Louise Bennett; the Rastafari-influenced reggae of Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Bunny Wailer, and Ras Michael; the dub poetry of Linton Kwesi Johnson and Mutabaruka; and the groundbreaking work of Dennis Scott, Anthony McNeill, and Lorna Goodison. What emerges is a profoundly hopeful vision of Jamaican poetry as an ongoing ritual that engenders the future even as it reimagines the past. Written in a lively, accessible style, Soon Come will appeal as much to the general reader as to the academic, to the serious Bob Marley fan as much as to the student of New World religious traditions.