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A statue commemorating the struggle against slavery at Jamaica’s Emancipation Park in Kingston.

Old Plantation, New Slave Masters: Short Reflection on Independent Jamaica

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By Tina Renier — “The presence of a group of African sell-outs is a part of the definition of underdevelopment.”- Walter Rodney Last year, Professor Rupert Lewis, a prominent Caribbean intellectual, was invited to provide a teach-in session on anti-establishment strategies in the 1960s and 1970s at the University of the West Indies, Mona in Jamaica. In the introduction of his presentation, he posed a crucial question to the participants:…

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