I. Kingston's mayhem and the exotic global cities prove disturbing. Marcus Garvey speaks about a pan-African movement like "The Nile" itself inundating the land and renewing its life-bringing fertility. The new way of thinking also introduces the Rastafari movement and reggae music. Winston Rodney Dawes notes in the poem's dedication. Though the haunting memory of the first African diaspora to the Caribbean ebbs and flows, a new spiritual center arises. II. Lee "Scratch" Perry, to whom Dawes dedicates this poem, brings 'innovation' to the Jamaican music scene.III. "This music finds me giddy and centered, but whenmorning comes, I am lost again, no love, just lost again." IV. Dancehall then happens, bringing the inimitable songstress Sista Patra.
"when the pain will be too much; the body prefers forgetting and flight. A woman runs from the rotting heart of her home, the room where she is waiting for the cancer to begin to reek [...]"
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