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books about jamaica

L.E.
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books about jamaica

finally finished my course books now and need something else to read...

can anybody recommend a good book about jamaica. i dont need any guide books as i have them. but i heard there are some sort of stories /traveller books out there ? iam not looking so much for fiction but real life stories. any ideas?

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Greetings,

Although it is "fiction", there's a novel I really enjoyed that is a very "believable" story of a repeat visitors life. It's called The Book Of Jamaica by Russell Banks.

It has the standard "any similarities are coincidental.. jargon" at the beginning of the book but there are an awful lot of similarities between real Jamaica and the places and peoples the main character encounters along the way.

I too am not much of a fiction reader but I did enjoy that one.

Blessings and respect.

Steve

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If you type "books" into the search box above you'll gt some long lists of recommendations.

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thanks for the quick reply. will look into that.

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Another novel based on fact that is a great and fast read is Mark Conklin's Banana Shout.

If you're looking for a quick fix:

…squarespace.com/journal/…jamaica-jabber

Enjoy.

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ok...this is fiction...with some real life stuff in it about Errol Flynn and some of his travels and life in Jamaica. It is called "The Pirates Daughter" and does take place in Jamaica. I emjoyed reading it.

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I love, Rastaheart: A journey into one love by Robert Roskind. It's all about his travels and meeting people in Jamaica.

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Rude Boy: Once Upon a Time in Jamaica (by Chris Salewicz)

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Jamaican Warriors.....Roots, Rock, Reggae

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"Walk Good" by Roland Reimer

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thanx for all the input. thats plenty of recommendations to choose from