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

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

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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 is an award-winning author and journalist. His previous books include Redemption Songs: How Bob Marleys Nova Scotia Song Lights the Way Past Racism, Cornwallis: The Violent Birth of Halifax, and The Hermit of Africville.
Product Details ISBN: 9781897426876
ISBN-10: 1897426879
Publisher: Pottersfield Press
Publication Date: June 7th, 2017
Pages: 240
Language: English