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The marvellous equations of the dread

Marcia Douglas

The marvellous equations of the dread

a novel in bass riddim

by Marcia Douglas

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  • 29 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fiction,
  • Jamaicans,
  • Future life,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

    StatementMarcia Douglas
    ContributionsArts Council England
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3554.O8274 M37 2016
    The Physical Object
    Pagination282 pages
    Number of Pages282
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26940638M
    ISBN 101845233328
    ISBN 109781845233327
    OCLC/WorldCa961934089

    “The Marvellous Equations of the Dread: A Novel in Bass Riddim has the air of a spell. A beautiful and otherworldly book; a work of poetry steeped in history and rich with imagination. Douglas has a way of conveying the sense of wonder that powers the island's creative spirit. COUPON: Rent The Marvellous Equations of the Dread A Novel in Bass Riddim 1st edition () and save up to 80% on textbook rentals and 90% on used textbooks. Get FREE 7-day instant eTextbook access!

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    Her The Marvellous Equations of the Dread was longlisted for the Republic of Consciousness Prize and the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature. Praise For A lyrical convocation of reggae, roots healing, the history of Half Way Tree, of duppies and fearsome body-swapping, of dangerous youthmen and deliberate revolution—here is. The Marvellous Equations of the Dread: A Novel in Bass Riddim tells the twin stories of Jamaica's nihilistic violence and its wondrously creative humanity and does truthful justice to both. It takes place in the worlds of the living and in the vivid afterlife of the dead, spanning Kingston ghettoes, the Emperor's palace in Addis Ababa, and Zion.


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The following is from Marcia Douglas' novel, The Marvellous Equations of the Dread. The novel features a cast of reincarnated ancestors, including Bob Marley, in a mythical reworking of Rasta history. Marcia Douglas is an author and performer, and teaches creative writing at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

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The Marvellous Equations of the Dread tells the twin stories of Jamaica’s nihilistic violence and its wondrously creative humanity and does truthful justice to both. It takes place in the worlds of the living and in the vivid afterlife of the dead, spanning the Kingston ghettoes, the Emperor’s palace in Addis Ababa and Zion.

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It takes place in the worlds of the living and in the vivid afterlife of the dead, spanning Kingston ghettoes and Emperor Haile Selassie's palace in.

The Marvellous Equations of the Dread tells the twin stories of Jamaica’s nihilistic violence and its wondrously creative humanity and does truthful justice to both. It takes place in the worlds of the living and in the vivid afterlife of the dead, spanning the Kingston ghettoes, the Emperor’s palace in Addis Ababa and Zion.

Marvellous Equations of the Dread is a celebration of the conflicted Jamaican experience. The women in Marcia Douglas’s books are proud women: they are the descendants of Queen Nanny, the Maroon chieftain who, according to legend, could catch the bullets of the British soldiers between her teeth.

The Marvellous Equations of the Dread: A Novel in Bass Riddim tells the twin stories of Jamaica’s nihilistic violence and its wondrously creative humanity and does truthful justice to both. Marvellous Equations of the Dread is a celebration of the conflicted Jamaican experience.

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Marvellous Equations of the Dread  is a celebration of the conflicted Jamaican experience. The women in Marcia Douglas’s books are proud women: they are the descendants of Queen Nanny, the Maroon chieftain who, according to legend, could catch the bullets of the British soldiers between her teeth.

The Marvellous Equations of the Dread tells the twin stories of Jamaica's nihilistic violence and its wondrously creative humanity and does truthful justice to both. It takes place in the worlds of the living and in the vivid afterlife of the dead, spanning the Kingston ghettoes, the Emperor's palace in Addis Ababa and Zion.

The Marvellous Equations of the Dread: A Novel in Bass Riddim New York. New Directions. ([C]). pages. Marcia Douglas, born in the UK and raised in Jamaica, is a novelist and poet who currently teaches creative writing and Caribbean literature at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

“A rollicking, music-rich, dream-filled, polyphonic tour through Jamaica’s past and present, both in this world and, on the 'dub-side,' beyond it, The Marvellous Equations of the Dread is a masterpiece of linguistic and narrative inventiveness, a contemporary literary marvel.” - Author: Marcia Douglas.

The Marvellous Equations of the Dread: A Novel in Bass Riddim by Marcia Douglas has an overall rating of Rave based on 4 book reviews.4/4(4).The Marvellous Equations of the Dread. A Novel in Bass Riddim. By: Leenah, and, in the way of this otherworldly book, when Bob steps into the street each day, five years have passed.