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

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

by Jon Tattrie

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Redemption Songs: How Bob Marley's Nova Scotia Song Lights the Way Past Racism by Jon Tattrie

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781897426876
Publisher: Pottersfield Press
Publication date: 02/07/2017
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.22(w) x 8.53(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

Jon Tattrie lives in Halifax with his wife Giselle, son Xavier, and daughter Roslyn. He works as a freelance journalist and is the author of several books, including The Hermit of Africville, Cornwallis: the Violent Birth of Halifax, and the novel Limerence.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Song 1 The First Canadians 12

Song 2 A King in Chains, Part 1 21

Song 3 Prisoners 31

Song 4 A King in Chains, Part 2 37

Song 5 The Bystander Effect 51

Song 6 Galloping Richard Preston 53

Song 7 Colouring Humans 59

Song 8 Climbing the Bottomless Pit 66

Song 9 Moving Mountains 81

Song 10 An Orgy of Violence 96

Song 11 The Honours of a Disgraced Race 126

Song 12 Reclaiming the Race 131

Song 13 The Curiosity Advantage 141

Song 14 Back to Africa 149

Song 15 The Jericho Effect 176

Song 16 Hitler Ruins Racism 192

Song 17 Does it matter if you're black or white? 202

Song 18 "The man of sorrows ain't nothing else but a coloured man." 222

Song 19 "We call ourselves the Wailers because we started out crying." 232

Song 20 Marijuana: The Healing of the Nation. 244

Song 21 Bob Marley's Nova Scotia Song 249

Epilogue 259

Acknowledgements 272

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