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In his book, The Confounding Island: Jamaica and the Post-Colonial Predicament, Professor Orlando Patterson “returns to Jamaica, his birthplace, to reckon with its history and culture. Locals claim to be some of the world’s happiest people, and their successes in music and athletics are legendary. Yet the country remains violent and poor.” 

What role can/should the diaspora play in reconciling the paradoxes of Jamaican culture? 

 

Join us for this lively discussion.