The Forgotten Prime Minister: Donald Sangster
Author: Hartley Neita. Editor Michelle Neita
Foreword: Olive Senior
Cover Design: Michelle Welsh
About the Author
Hartley Neita was Press Officer to Jamaica’s first Premier, Norman W. Manley, and Press Secretary for four of Jamaica’s post-independence Prime Ministers: Alexander Bustamante, Donald Sangster, Hugh Shearer and Michael Manley. Neita was the author of the biography, Hugh Shearer: A Voice for the People, and a columnist for The Gleaner for which he submitted the series “Historical Highlights” and created “This Day in Our Past”, which the Gleaner still publishes. He also authored the book, The Search, part proceeds of which go to his alma mater through its Jamaica College Foundation. Hartley Neita died in December 2008.
This biography is being published, posthumously, thanks to The CHASE Fund.
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The Forgotten Prime Minsiter:Donald Sangster
"This book should be required reading as we celebrate Jamaica’s 50th anniversary because it takes us back in an intimate way to the beginning, to that generation that crafted the new nation in 1962."
Olive Senior, Author,
The Encyclopedia of Jamaican Heritage.
Escape to Falmouth
When a feisty, Cherokee beauty and a strong-willed, male, runaway slave lock their destinies together in a headlong pursuit of freedom, they unleash forces that deny their liberty, threaten to destroy their love and propel them into dangerous exploits.
Displaced by a presidential edict in 1838, Awanessa, and her entire Cherokee tribe, must leave their homeland in the Southeast United States to march thousands of miles on the arduous Trail of Tears. Meanwhile, Awanessa wages a personal battle that leads her to rescue Jeremiah, a slave on the run, who is being attacked by trackers and bloodhounds. As the couple's lives intersect, they yearn to find their place in an intolerant world.
In a desperate race for survival, Awanessa and Jeremiah flee the Smoky Mountains to the Okenofee Swamps of Georgia with the Seminoles, and later, St. Augustine, Florida. By a twist of fate, they end up in post-emancipation Jamaica where they discover a new world of possibilities while confronting jealousy, mistrust, deception and obeah.
As they boldly stake a claim for their future, vengeance strikes, loyalties are put to the test, a life is perilously at risk and they wonder, what price will they have to pay for freedom?
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Songs of Freedom
A perfect complement to either a greatest hits collection like Legend or the entire collection of the reggae master's albums. Songs boasts enough of the recognizable from Marley's canon to address the hit seeker, but the set also reaches way, way back to include Marley's first single, the youthful "Judge Not" from 1962, and then closes more than four hours later with a 1980 live take of "Redemption Song" from his last concert. These four CDs show in wide-angle view exactly how fantastic and commercially improbable Marley was. He was able to popularize tunes about both the repression of African nations and their liberation while also bringing to rock audiences an undeniably Jamaican music....It's a remarkable gem. -- Excerpted from review by Andrew Bartlett
Peedum and other Original Jamaican Village Stories
Nostalgic. Touching. Amusing.
Whether you grew up in Jamaica or not, this heartwarming collection of stories and poems brings you ‘home’. At the heart of this collection is the innocence of childhood, with its wonders and woes; learning to ride, squabbling with siblings, coping with loss, and the ever-present fear of duppies. The poems woven throughout the book provide entertaining snapshots of Jamaican culture, managing to say so much in just a few lines. The author uses patois to hilarious effect, as she gently pokes fun at old-fashioned values. Overall, Peedum is a skillful tapestry of memories, traditions and Jamaican folklore that is deeply personal and yet universally appealing.
"Peedum" sweeps you up into colourful narratives, bursting with imagery, and carries you on a journey, through a Jamaican village, straight into the hearts and souls of its vivacious characters.
- Jo Cooke
Author, “Frommer’s Day By Day Jamaica”
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