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    More Axe 9Interviews From The Culture Reggae ArchiveMuzik Tree
    New book from The Small Axe Crew, Collecting interviews with Soul Defenders, Leroy Sibbles, Larry Marshall, Earl 'Bagga' Walker, Cedric Im Brooks and many...
    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....
    The Dead YardA Story Of Modern JamaicaFaber and Faber
    Jamaica used to be the source of much of Britain's wealth, a tropical paradise for the planters, a Babylonian exile for the Africans shipped to the Caribbean....
    More Axe 4By Ray HurfordMuzik Tree
    The More Axe series continues with edition No.4 that concentrates on the early rootsy dancehall scene 1979 onwards in Jamaica. Not only did the music change,...
    Dub In BabylonUnderstanding The Evolution And Significance Of DubEquinox
    A cultural and musical history of dub from its early days in Jamaica to the decline of post-punk in early-1980s Britain. This book also looks at dub...
    Bacchanal!: The Carnival Culture Of TrinidadPeter MasonLatin American Bureau / Temple University Press
    Good book about Carnival in Trinidad.
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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!
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      Rare Secondhand out of print edition hardback ex-library with stamps etc
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    An introduction to Latin percussionby Hans MaterInternational Music Publications
    Crazy Hans gives groovy tips in this how-to large format percussion book
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      Out of print secondhand A4 hardback ex-library
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    The Rastafarians (Living Religions Series)by K.M. WilliamsWard Lock Educational
    Original secondhand small booklet in good condition
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    Steelbands & ReggaeBy Pail FarmerLongman (1981/88)
    Nice out of print pamphlet in ok cond (has some writing inside)
    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. Rare Secondhand paperback book in good condition
    Island PeopleThe Caribbean and the WorldCanongate
    USA IMPORT HARDBACK BOOK 400+ pages 60% OFF!!In this fascinating travelogue, the product of almost a decade of travel and intense study, Joshua Jelly-Schapiro...
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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...
    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.
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    Reggae, Rasta, RevolutionJamaican Music from Ska to DubBy Chris Potash
    1997 secondhand paperback book
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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,...
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    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...
    More Axe 8By Ray HurfordMuzik Tree
    Roots book featuring articles on Lynn Taitt, U Roy, Max Romeo, Earl 16, Dwight Pinkney, Winston Grennan, Admiral Tibbet, Clevie Browne and Hedley Jones....
    Mastering ChristianityMissionary Anglicanism and Slavery in the Atlantic WorldOxford University Press
    Beginning in 1701, missionary-minded Anglicans launched one of the earliest and most sustained efforts to Christianize the enslaved people of Britain's...
    World Of ArtCaribbean ArtThames & Hudson
    A collection of examples of the work of over 100 Caribbean artists with text explaining the history of Caribbean art, the 20th century art schools which...
    Food And Festivals A Flavour Of The CaribbeanWayland Publishers (1998)
    Focusing on the Caribbean, this book is part of a series which introduces the food and eating customs of countries around the world through their festivals....
    Welcome to My CountryJamaica Watts
    secondhand hardback. Informative guide, nice pics
    Music From Behind The BridgeSteelband Spirit and Politics in Trinidad and TobagoOxford University Press
    Music from behind the Bridge tells the story of the steelband from the point of view of musicians who overcame the disadvantages of poverty and prejudice...
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    Reggae IslandJamaican Music In The Digital AgeDa Capo Press
    Within this book over fifty contemporary reggae artists and producersranging from Cultural Roots to Dancehall, and including Buju Banton, Shabba Ranks,...
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    OreallaBy Roy Heath (1984)Allison & Busby
    An educated native of Guyana is torn between his own life of servitude and the independent but anachronistic life of his aboriginal friend.
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    Tales Of Old JamaicaIncluding Annee Palmer, White Witch Of Rose Hall and the Women PiratesCollins
    Ten of the most fascinating tales of the island's past are retold here by one of her foremost historians. Three Fingered Jack, the Terror of Jamaica, the...
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      Original out of print second-hand paperback in good condition
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    V.S. NaipaulMiguel StreetHeinemann
    Trinidadian writer VS Naipaul
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      Secondhand paperback out of print edition ex library in good condition with library stamps and plastic cover
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    Black Pearl: The Hairderesser from HaitiA. and E. SheehanHarvill (1956)
    Good Haiti historical novel about 'the hairdersser from Haiti'
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      1956 Ist Edition UK hardback with dustjacket some ageing - pretty good considering 63 years old!
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    FireflyNoel Coward In JamaicaVictor Gollancz
    Very groovy book about Noel Coward in Jamaica written by Chris Salewicz and photographer Adrian Boot. Firefly was the name of Noel Coward's house in Jamaica....
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      Sleeve condition: VG+Hardback secondhand original book in good condition
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    Lionheart GalLife Stories of Jamaican WomenThe Women's Press
    Lionheart Gal marks an event unique in contemporary literature. It is the distillation of the Jamaican woman's experience in fifteen compelling life stories...
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    WORKING WITH WEST INDIAN FAMILIESBY GOPAUL-MCNICOL & SHARON-ANNGuildford
    s/hand hardback book ex-library w/stamps
    Caribbean Cultural IdentityThe Case Of JamaicaInstitute Of Jamaica
    Second-hand paperback (difft cover) in good cond
    Report On Jamaica 1960By The Government Public Relations DepartmentGovernment Public Relations Department
    Large hardback book in ok cond. Quite dry government report but quite interesting because it is published 2 yrs before independence
    Annual Report On Jamaica for The Year 1947By Colonial OfficeColonial Office
    1947 booklet in ok condition. Did you know in 1947 there were 116 cases of Yaws reported in Jamaican hospital - and thankfully no deaths! Also tobacco...
    Blackheart ManA Journey Into Rasta By Derek BishtonChatto & Windus
    Good photography/journal/history book about rastas. Secondhand paperback in good cond, minor creasing to front
    The Jamaican Economyby Ransford W PalmerPraeger
    The Jamaican economy in 1968
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    Life and Food in the Caribbeanby Cristine MackieWeidenfeld & Nicholson
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      Secondhand USA paperback funky cookery book
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    Beyond the Dragon's Mouth: Stories And Piecesby Shiva NaipaulAbacus
    A TRINIDAD CHILDHOOD about the writer's youth in Trinidad in the West Indies. He is of Indian ancestry-a Hindu.
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    PrivilegeCooking In The CaribbeanMacMillan Caribbean
    Funky cookbook on the Caribbean tip! S/hand hardback book
    Shifting TidesCuban Photography After the RevolutionMerrell Publishers
    Nice Cuban photogrpahy post 59. Large format hardback book. Dustjacket, good condition
    East Indian Music In The West IndiesTan-Singing, Chutney And The Making Of Indo-Caribbean Culture By Peter ManuelTemple University Press
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      Original secondhand book in good condition ex-library with stamps/stickers. Includes CD
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    SaltBy Earl LovelaceFaber and Faber
    Earl Lovelace was born in Toco, Trinidad, and has spent most of his life on the islands of Trinidad and Tobago. His books include While Gods Are Falling,...
    ObeahMore Frightening Than Murder ItselfThe X Press (1996)
    This is a wicked novel! Set in the Jamaican countryside, a tale of Obeah sorcery - spooky! s/hand paperback
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    Listen, the Wind and Other Storiesby Roger MaisLongman
    Jamaican Roger Mais is a wicked writer!
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    Genethaby Roy HeathFlamingo
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    Caribbean (A World of Food)by Jen GreenFranklin Watts
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    Beautiful Jamaicaby Evon Blake Vista
    Nice out-of-print Jamaican photogrpahy book s/hand hardback book with dustjacket good condition
    The Executioner: Caribbean KillDon PendletonCorgi Books
    Murder in the Caribbean! The FBI are on itSecond-hand paperback book
    Caribbean Food and Drinkby Aviva ParaisoWayland
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