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Born Fi’ Dead has ratings and 16 reviews. Thorne said: A confused Born Fi ‘ Dead: A Journey Through The Jamaican Posse Underworld Laurie Gunst. Born Fi’ Dead: A Journey Through the Jamaican Posse Underworld. Laurie Gunst , Author Henry Holt & Company $23 (p) ISBN Among the ethnic gangs that rule America’s inner cities, none has had the impact of the Jamaican posses. Spawned in the ghettos of Kingston as mercenary.

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Lisa H rated it really liked it Jan 04, And being a sheltered product of the so called Jamaican middle class, I can acknowledge that she is right: Thanks Laurie Guns-t, and I hope that there will be a follow up book on this. One vead meets her in Central Park and offers commentary against violence by singing his own rap lyrics.

Though I was young at the time of the events recorded in this book, Alurie was not naive to what was taking place in Jamaica as my father was a senior officer in the Jamaica Defence Force. Jun 21, Thorne Clark rated it did not like it. Please try again later.

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Showing of 1 reviews. The tragedy of Jamaica. Sharon rated it liked it Dec 31, Contents From Babylon to Brooklyn.

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Michael Manley and Edward Seaga. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. To see what your friends laurei of this book, please sign up. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. Really brings you into the Jamaican culture. Jan 15, Ellis Amdur rated it liked it. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

She visits a drug posse leader in jail and hangs out at a gritty crack house in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights section. It is a real shame as buried somewhere beneath the turgid prose is a great story waiting to be told.

Living in the carribbean and being surrounded by many Jam’s, this book deffinatly helps me grasp their culture and way of thinking a little better. The author, a white woman, citizen of the US, details in the book the book details how her and my own government has played a central role in the devastation of Jamaica, and the crushing of its hopes after independence, by ostracizing the democratic socialism of Michael Manley and supporting the white drug runner, union-buster, export-processing-zone-creator, violence fomenter Stanley Seaga.

Among the ethnic gangs that rule America’s inner cities, none has had the impact of the Jamaican posses. This book’s title comes from an anonymous poem and refers to the high odds of violent death among Jamaican gang members.

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Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. This study records these voices. The posses are part of the Third World diaspora that is changing the deaf of the United States, yet they live in a world few Americans will ever know. I’m in the middle of this book now. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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Jan 16, Erin Crowley rated it liked it. And whilst I generally abhor and avoid addenda to books, I actually read the afterward but not yet the introduction and found it very touching; it really brought the whole concept of the book together for me. Spawned in the ghettos of Kingston as mercenary street-fighters for the island’s politicians, the posses began migrating to the United States in the early s, just in time to catch guns ride the crack wave as it engulfed the country.