By Adidja Palmer and Michael Dawson. It goes without saying that this venture would be nothing without certain persons. On behalf of Addi, I would like to salute all the souljahs who helped to make this dream a reality. However, we must first acknowledge the two ladies that are the inspiration for this book and without whom there would be no Adidja Palmer or Michael Dawson.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Vybz Kartel. Michael Dawson. As strange as this may sound , I hope you do not enjoy this book, I hope it disturbs you.
I hope after reading you realize there is something wrong with Jamaica that needs to be fixed I hope you will never look at a ghetto person the same again. I hope you will never see a young girl in a compromising position with an older man and not question what is going on.
I hop As strange as this may sound , I hope you do not enjoy this book, I hope it disturbs you. I hope you will never see a young man in jail and write him off as 'wutless' or bad Most importantly, I hope that you will not only hear but listen to the voice of the ghetto. Until we meet again, I remain, yours truly. Get A Copy. Kindle Edition , pages. Published July 7th by BookBaby first published January 1st More Details Other Editions 1.
Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Dec 27, Kimarli Allen rated it it was amazing. Vybz Kartel is a genius I really enjoyed this book as we got to see the man behind the entertainer. He talks about many things that don't just affect Jamaica but are taking place all over the world, in areas where there is poverty.
This is a really good book that questions many things about deprived areas and also looks into how these problems we face in society can be solve. Free Adidjah Palmer. View all 4 comments. Apr 17, Tamrakay Beadle rated it it was amazing. Absolutely in love with this book, Vybz Kartel seeks to explain what life is like for the Jamaican ghetto youths in a clever way of using his songs to depict this.
Funny, insightful and knowledge-filled is what this book is. I absolutely love it. Feb 12, Marco Marijuxx added it. Jun 22, Heather rated it it was amazing. Diving deeper into the remnants of enslavement, Kartel gives a wonderful representation of Jamaican Ghetto. Written in , this is only 6 years ago and I believe still relevant today.
The impact international trade has on this community is clearly presented on top the Kartel's views on the government's ability to handle these problems. Even for the American public, this book is essential for understanding the crisis at large in which groups such as BlackLivesMatter have arisen. From a man's p Diving deeper into the remnants of enslavement, Kartel gives a wonderful representation of Jamaican Ghetto. From a man's perspective, issues of family and making a living are clearly defined and solutions have also been posed.
Although simple in writing, this book is worth reading if you want to understand reality more clearly - another side to the story which is often swept under the rug. Feb 05, Patricia Pegues rated it liked it. Enlightened This. Book is the truth about the deplorable living conditions of poor people in Jamaica and the abuses they are living with. And it's similar to the life of many poor people lives in the cities of the USA in the 60's and 70's and even today. It breaks my heart in many ways.
But as a Christian it confirms what the Bible says that man have ruled man to his injury. But thankfully our God Jehovah cares about all people and by means of his ruled by his son Jesus Christ his kingdom governme Enlightened This. But thankfully our God Jehovah cares about all people and by means of his ruled by his son Jesus Christ his kingdom government is going to solve all mankind's problems and injustices right here on earth in the very near future.
Psalms ,11, No man made government or kingdom can or will not solve our problems. So it's no need to look to any politician to correct the ills of this world. Jan 18, leesha roberts rated it really liked it. Not What I Expected! Adidja Palmer, gives the reader a history and current affairs lesson from the eyes of a ghetto youth in Jamaica.
He uses his lyrics from his songs to guide the reader to the rationale for his music by positioning the reader into every day life in the Jamaican gaza. This book enlighten me to a lot of Jamaica's history, culture and societal behavior. It has really proven the old saying "don't judge a book by its cover". The themes are very similar to many Caribbean countries such as Trinidad and Tobago and therefore while reading I was constantly shaking my head and saying, " wow!
Overall I enjoyed this book. Apr 16, carly jaffier rated it really liked it. Enjoyable read and educational I stumbled across this book and decided to give it a read and i am so glad i did. It has kept my attention all through and educated me on the political state of Jamaica.
Oct 23, Michael added it. Dec 30, Kurt Emilaire rated it liked it. An insight into the Jamaican ghetto life. Aug 17, Dominic marked it as to-read. Friederike rated it it was amazing Dec 28, Britney Charles rated it really liked it Dec 14, Ilea Eckhardt rated it liked it Oct 05, Garth rated it liked it Jan 19, Kevin Hall rated it liked it Dec 28, Dj Watson rated it it was ok Mar 21, Oshane rated it it was amazing Jun 13, Ackeena Hamilton rated it it was amazing Sep 11, Philip Vasquez rated it liked it Feb 19, SSabrina Samuda rated it it was amazing Sep 05, Jordan rated it it was amazing Aug 29, Kwame rated it really liked it Jan 21, Al Russian rated it it was amazing Oct 14, Stephanie Laprade rated it liked it Jan 11, Kumbirai Gilbert Mabiza rated it it was amazing Feb 23, Lynkky Lee rated it it was amazing Feb 11, Addy rated it it was amazing Jan 06, Readers also enjoyed.
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The Voice Of The Jamaican Ghetto, a book authored by controversial dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel and his business associate Michael Dawson, is still going places despite receiving some amount of resistance locally. The book was released in July , with the tag line 'Babylon can incarcerate the messenger but not the message', and it appears the words have been spoken into being, with the prestigious Princeton University recently adopting the book into its libraries. Princeton University is regarded by many as one of the most prestigious tertiary institutions in the world, and is often compared with Harvard in debates about the best universities in the United States of America. The university has one of the most robust matriculation criteria globally, and currently serves as the alma mater of former US presidents, John F. Ironically, in September of last year, merchandising manager at Whirlwind Entertainment Group Limited, Aisha Stewart, told The Sunday Gleaner that some local stores were rejecting the book. She also disclosed that of all the places globally where she distributed the books, the Jamaican merchants were the hardest to market the book to. Professor Carolyn Cooper was perhaps one of the few local believers in the book, begging for the book to be added to Caribbean Examination Council CXC readings.
The Voice Of The Jamaican Ghetto: Incarcerated but not Silenced