Born Fi’ Dead has ratings and 16 reviews. Thorne said: A confused Born Fi ‘ Dead: A Journey Through The Jamaican Posse Underworld Laurie Gunst. Born Fi’ Dead: A Journey Through the Jamaican Posse Underworld. Laurie Gunst , Author Henry Holt & Company $23 (p) ISBN Among the ethnic gangs that rule America’s inner cities, none has had the impact of the Jamaican posses. Spawned in the ghettos of Kingston as mercenary.
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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Among the ethnic gangs that rule America’s inner cities, none has had the impact of the Jamaican posses. Spawned in the ghettos of Kingston as mercenary street-fighters for the island’s politicians, the posses began migrating to the United States in the early s, just in time to catch and ride the crack wave as it engulfed the country.
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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Though I was young at the time of the events recorded in this book, I was not naive to what was taking place in Jamaica as my father was obrn senior officer in the Jamaica Defence Force.
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Having read the book, it has answered a lot of questions as to why the Jamaican social and political landscape is as it is today, and why Jamaican society has emerged as one that is caught up on a culture of violence, something that the political leaders are now trying to change. I might also add, that this also answered questions my father also had regarding what was taking place in inner city Jamaica.
Interesting to note, when this book was published, the then Prime Minister banned its sale laugie distribution in Jamaica, and filed suit against Ms. Gunst for libel and defamation, and eventually had to withdraw the lawsuit when asked to identify what areas of the book were libelous and subject to legal action.
Born Fi’ Dead: A Journey Through The Jamaican Posse Underworld
Of also interesting note, is that at the time this book was released the BBC did a documentary in Jamaica called The Yardies, which independently confirmed what Ms. Gunst has written about, and was also banned by the Prime Minister at the time from being aired on national television censorship at its best!!! Thanks Laurie Guns-t, and I hope that there will be a follow up book on this.
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Born Fi’ Dead: A Journey Through the Jamaican Posse Underworld
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