Red, Yellow, Green: Bob Marley Forever (Portrait)

AA/Tunis/Majdi Ismail Not black enough, not too white, a mestizo. Suffice to say that the skin color of Robert Nesta Marley, says Bob Marley, predestined him to a split habitus, to become a class defector, to be the voice of the voiceless, that of the vanquished that resonates in the heart of white power. Worthy … Read more

Why hasn’t Jamaica made Bob Marley a national hero yet?

Why hasnt Jamaica made Bob Marley a national hero yet

Bob Marley mural in Hoxton Street, London. Photo by Luke McKernan on Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0. To think of Jamaica is to think of Bob Marley. Although he passed away more than forty years ago, Bob Marley is arguably the most famous export from this Caribbean island nation. He remains a pioneer of reggae music … Read more