Kwame Dawes A Place to Hide

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A man lies in a newspaper-lined room dreaming an other life. Bob Marley's spirit flew into him at the moment of the singer's death. A woman detaches herself from her perfunctory husband and finds the erotic foreplay she longs for in journeying round the island. A man climbs Blue Mountain Peak to fly and hear the voice of God. Sonia paints her new friend Joan and hopes that this will be the beginning of a sexual adventure.
Dawes' characters are driven by their need for intimate contact with people and with God, and their need to construct personal myths powerful enough to live by. In a host of distinctive and persuasive voices they tell stories that reveal their inner lives and give an incisive portrayal of contemporary Jamaican society that is unsparing in confronting its elements of misogyny and nihilistic violence.
Indeed several stories question how this disorder can be told without either sensationalism or despair. For Dawes, meaning is found in the creative energies that lie just the other side of chaos. In particular, in the dub vershan episodes, which intercut the stories, there are intense and moving celebrations of moments of reggae invention in the studio and in performance.

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Kwame Dawes was born in Ghana in 1962, grew up in Jamaica, studied in Canada (where he fronted a reggae band) and now is professor in the department of English at the University of South Carolina, Columbia. In addition to his poetry, he is the author of Natural Mysticism: Towards a Reggae Aesthetic and Talk yuh Talk.

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