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    Dub : Soundscapes and Shattered Songs in ReggaeBy Michael E. VealWesleyan University Press
    USA IMPORTGreat book on Dub. Michael Veal has also written an excellent book on Fela Kuti and wrote the sleevenotes for Studio One Dub 2 on Soul Jazz...
    Shaggy: Dogamuffin Styleby Micah LocilentoECW Press
    The shagster's bio - includes good stuff about New York's dancehall scene in the 80s
    • Original Book (300g)£8.00
      Out of print p/b library copy in good condition
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    Natives of My Personby George LammingPicador Books
    • Original Book (300g)£10.00
      Secondhand book in good condition, minor ageing
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    Season of Adventureby George LammingA&B
    • Original Book (500g)£10.00
      Secondhand book in good condition, minor ageing, some creasing to spine
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    TambúCuraçao's African-Caribbean Ritual and the Politics of MemoryIndiana University Press
    USA IMPORT PAPERBACK 60% OFF!!!! DEEP STUFF! As contemporary Tambú music and dance evolved on the Caribbean island of Curaçao, it intertwined sacred...
    The Rastafarians (Living Religions Series)by K.M. WilliamsWard Lock Educational
    Original secondhand small booklet in good condition
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    Roger MaisThe Hills Were Joyful Together (1953)Heinemann
    Set in slums of Kingston, Jamaica. Wicked Caribbean realist novel. Out of print edition s/hand paperback original in good condition
    • Original Book (200g)£18.00
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    Bob Marley, A Rebel Life - A photobiographyDennis Morris (1999)Plexus Publishing Ltd.
    Dennis Morris original pics of Bob Marley. Original secondhand paperback A4 size. (sticker on spine)
    Black Paradise:The Rastafarian MovementThe Aquarian Press
    Original secondhand paperback
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    Caribbean Currents: Caribbean Music From Rumba To Reggaeby Peter ManuelTemple
    Wicked book about Caribbean music - covering Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad and more. In depth and informative. Secondhand paperback edition, minor wear
    • Original Book (800g)£10.00
      Secondhand paperback edition, minor wear
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    Divine HorsemenThe Living Gods Of Haiti by Maya DerenDocumentext
    First published in 1953, Maya Deren's famous account of the Haitian deities, practitioners and rituals of Voudoun was written with the special insight...
    Wake the Town and Tell the People:Dancehall Culture in Jamaica - By Norman StolzoffDuke University
    This is the one essential book on Dancehall (after Soul Jazz Records' "Dancehall", of course). A seriously in depth anthropological study of Jamaican Dancehall....
    Language In Jamaicaby Pauline ChristieArawak Publications
    The author, as her life's work, has studied language in Jamaica. As a result of her extensive study and anaysis, she has determined that the best approach...
    Namba RoyNo Black Sparrows
    'A vivid portrait of Jamaica in the 1930s" Excellent social realist novel. Written by Jamaican Namba Roy in the 1950s in Britain. He died in 1961 and...
    • Original Book (200g)£18.00
      Secondhand paperback copy, creasing to front cover, clean inside
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    Roger MaisBlack LightningHeinemann
    Jamaican novelist Roger Mais is the man! This is one of his more difficult books to find. Humanist and boundary pushing. It's the bomb! Rare Secondhand...
    Reggae : From Mento to DancehallBy Werner TroederLMH Publishing
    This compendium of reggae features, in alphabetical order, the history of Jamaican music from the derivation of Mento to Dancehall. It includes the discography...
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    Haiti - The Duvaliers and Their LegacyElizabeth Abbott
    2nd hand hardback UK first edition ex-library w/stamps etc
    • Original Book (350g)£9.00
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    Ian FlemingIntroduces JamaicaAndre Deutsch (1965)
    1965 first and only edition hardback (w/dustjacket) in good condition
    • Original Book (700g)£15.00
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    Graham GreeneThe ComediansVintage
    Three men meet on a ship bound for Haiti, a world in the grip of the corrupt 'Papa Doc' and the Tontons Macoute, his sinister secret police. Brown the...
    Die the Long Dayby Orlando PattersonWilliam Morrow & Co
    Jamaican writer rare first edition in good condition, has dustjacket but with tears
    A Cruising Guide to the Caribbean: From Antigua to Venezuelaby Michael W. MarshallAdlard Coles Nautical
    For anyone planning to cruise the islands! lots of tips! s/hand paperback
    The Middle Passage V.S. NaipaulAndre Deutsch
    Second-hand paperback original ex-library
    Moses Ascendingby Sam SelvonHeinemann
    A good read for those interested in the experiences of immigrants in England. Second hand paperback. Follow up to the classic Lonely Londoners.
    • Original Book (200g)£7.99
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    Around The World Program : Bermudaby American Geographical SocietyNelson Doubleday
    Groovy 1960s travel book series w/ stickers still intact on sheet ready to place in book!
    Around The World Program : Puerto Ricoby American Geographical SocietyNelson Doubleday
    Groovy 1960s travel book series w/ stickers placed in pages
    Around The World Program : The Virgin Islandsby American Geographical SocietyNelson Doubleday
    Groovy 1960s travel book series w/ stickers placed in pages
    Those Who Eat the Cascaduraby Samuel SelvonTSAR Book
    We love Sam Selvon. The man who wrote The Lonely Londoners about migrant life in London in the 50s and 60s - this is a story set in Trinidad (from whence...
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    The Steel Band By John Bartholomew, Kenneth McLeish and Valerie McLeish Oxford topics in music
    Nice information book about the Steel Band - history, instruments. Nice pics too. Secondhand paperback book.
    Bacchanal!: The Carnival Culture Of TrinidadPeter MasonLatin American Bureau / Temple University Press
    Good book about Carnival in Trinidad. Original second-hand out-of-print p/back (ex-library)
    • Original Book (350g)£8.00
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    Voodoo IslandMichael DuckworthOxford
    This is written as a childrens short story about voodoo in Haiti. It's simple, not War and Peace but we like the simplicity and clear style of writing,...
    David Frost Introduces Trinidad & TobagoEdited by Michael Anthony and Andrew Carr (1975)Andre Deutsch
    Man like Frost. The man himself takes us on an indepth tour of Trinidad and Tobago - from Mighty Sparrow and calypso to Cricket and Carnival. original...
    John Crow's DevilBy Marlon JamesOneworld
    The debut novel of the winner of the Man Booker Prize 2015.With language as taut as classic works by Cormac McCarthy, and a richness reminiscent of early...
    The Book of Night WomenBy Marlon JamesOneworld
    This is the powerful story of Lilith, born into slavery on a Jamaican sugar plantation at the end of the eighteenth century. Even at her birth, the Night...
    An introduction to Latin percussionby Hans MaterInternational Music Publications
    Crazy Hans gives groovy tips in this how-to large format percussion book (secondhand A4 paperback)
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    Spirits of the Night The Vaudun Gods of HaitiSpring Publications
    Rare book on Voodoo by the always good Selden Rodman. S/hand paperback
    • Original Book (300g)£10.00
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    Guinea's Other SunsThe African Dynamic In Trinidad CultureThe Majority Press
    Maureen Warner-Lewis has long been known for her pioneering application of linguistics to the history of African cultural retentions in the Caribbean....
    Steelbands & ReggaeBy Pail FarmerLongman (1981/88)
    Nice out of print pamphlet
    • Original Book (200g)£15.00
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    krik? krak!by Edwidge DanticatSoho
    Arriving one year after the Haitian-American's first novel (Breath, Eyes, Memory) alerted critics to her compelling voice, these 10 stories, some of which...
    Around The World ProgramJamaicaNelson Doubleday
    Fantastic small pamphlet (from 1963!) with stickers about Jamaica. Very groovy and nice.  Second-hand paperback in great cond.
    • Original Book (200g)£10.00
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    The Year In San FernandoBy Michael AnthonyHeinemann
    "The Year in San Fernando" is a taste of Trinidadian city life through the eyes of a country boy. (s/hand hardback)
    Inside Cuba TodayBy Fred WardCrown Publishers (1978)
    First edition 2nd hand hardback with dust-jacket. Fred Ward, spent four months in Cuba for the National Geographic in 1978,  a solid text enhanced...
    The Josephine Baker Storyby Ean WoodSanctuary Publishing
    s/hand first edition hardback w/dust jacket ex-library
    This is JamaicaBy Philip SherlockHodder and Stoughton (1968)
    'An Informal Guide' 1968 First Edition s/hand paperback book.
    • Book (250g)£10.00
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    Edwidge DanticatAfter the Dance - A Walk Through carnival in Jacmel, HaitiCrown
    If you've seen Soul Jazz Records' Kanaval book - here is an eye-witness look at the carinival in Haiti
    • Original Book (300g)£10.00
      S/hand hardback ex-library, stickers in good condition
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    Bob MarleyThe Roots Of ReggaeStar
    Second-hand paperback
    The Small Axe Guide To Dancehall 1979-1985By Ray HurfordMuzik Tree
    A wicked 1979-1985 guide to Jamaican Dancehall featuring over 150 albums profiled including pre digital singers, deejays, bands, vocal groups and...
    • Book (250g)£9.99
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