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Written by Judging panel for The Republic of Consciousness Prize for Small Presses on Tuesday, November 8, 2016

A magical realist journey through the history of Rastafarianism, Bob Marley & Jamaica – not necessarily in that order. Rhapsodic, poetic, scripturally engaged and endlessly inventive. Not only is the electric atmosphere of Jamaica evoked with sensuousness, delicacy and love; so is the ‘dub-side’, a studio yard just the other side of death, where Bob Marley and a toothless and lisping Halle Selassie discuss the relative merits of routes to Zion.

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This is a review of The Marvellous Equations of the Dread: a novel in bass riddim

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