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Marcia Douglas will speak about and sign her new book, The Marvellous Equations of the Dread, on Sunday, September 16th at 11am.
About the book:
Reincarnated as a homeless man named Fall-down, Bob Marley sleeps in a clock tower built on the site of a lynching in Half Way Tree, Kingston. No one sees that Fall-down is Bob Marley, except his long-ago love, Leenah. Marcia Douglas’s mythical reworking of three hundred years of violence is a ticket to the deep world of Rasta history. The Marvellous Equations of the Dread tells the twin stories of Jamaica’s nihilistic violence and its wondrously creative humanity and does truthful justice to both.
About the panel:
11:00am Rhythm and Spirits. Whether in Parisian cemeteries, Jamaican clock towers, or echoes on the wind of Angola’s decrepit capital, spirits visit upon the living in these three vibrant, polyphonic novels. Ancestors are awakened and loss reverberates—in the solitary quests of Guadalupe Nettel’s After the Winter; the pulsating bass-lines of Marcia Douglas’s historical seance, The Marvellous Equations of the Dread; and the magical lyricism of Ondjaki’s love letter to a disappearing Luanda,Transparent City. Moderated by Anderson Tepper.