Redemption Songs tells the extraordinary story of how one of Bob Marley’s greatest songs was born in Nova Scotia. It opens with Marley’s live acoustic performance of Redemption Song at the end of his life, and reveals that the core lyric comes from a speech Marcus Garvey delivered in Sydney, Nova Scotia, in 1937.

The line “We are going to emancipate ourselves from mental slavery” springboards the reader into the book’s ambitions. The author explores why Marley so revered Garvey, and, in doing so, looks at the roots of Rastafarianism and ideas about race.


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Business and Politics, Current Events

Format: Paperback / softback

Dimensions: 240

ISBN: 9781897426876

SKU: PC0247

Publication Date: September 9th, 2016

Redemption Songs