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The Dead Yard

A Story of Modern Jamaica

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Regular Price $15.99 CAD

Regular Price $11.99

Regular Price $15.99 CAD

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Named the Dolman Travel Book of the Year, The Dead Yard paints an unforgettable portrait of modern Jamaica. Since independence, Jamaica has gradually become associated with twin images–a resort-style travel Eden for foreigners and a new kind of hell for Jamaicans, a society where gangs control the areas where most Jamaicans live and drug lords like Christopher Coke rule elites and the poor alike.

Ian Thomson’s brave book explores a country of lost promise, where America’s hunger for drugs fuels a dependent economy and shadowy politics. The lauded birthplace of reggae and Bob Marley, Jamaica is now sunk in corruption and hopelessness. A synthesis of vital history and unflinching reportage, The Dead Yard is “a fascinating account of a beautiful, treacherous country” (Irish Times).

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