Bob Marley: Lyrical Genius

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Sanctuary, 2002 - Music - 357 pages
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A captivating and suitably in-depth analysis of Bob's poetry, this book acknowledges his word's fierce intellectualness alongside their spirit and spirituality, thus at last allowing them to be afforded the same academic-type respect more usually confined to the likes of Bob Dylan, John Lennon and Lou Reed. Bob Marley influenced generations of musicians and writers throughout the Western hemisphere. He was a performer who held true to his religious and cultural heritage,yet is still awarded the status of world rock star. Written by award-winning poet Kwame Dawes, this work explores the artistry of Marley through his lyrics, featuring interviews with key people and musicians who knew Marley.

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This author has a different take on Bob Marley. he sees him as the poet musician of the third world. When he wrote his songs and lyrics they meant something he considered to be important. Read full review


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Kwame Dawes was born in Ghana, grew up in Jamaica, and studied and taught in New Brunswick, Canada. In the UK he has published five volumes of poetry, an anthology of reggae poetry, and a critical volume on reggae music and literature. His first book of poems, Progeny of Air, won the prestigious Forward Poetry Prize. He teaches at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.

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