New Acquisition @NLJ:- The Bolt Supremacy

New Acquisition at the National Library of Jamaica.

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Moore, Richard. The Bolt Supremacy: Inside Jamaica’s Sprint Factory. London: Yellow Jersey Press, 2015. Print.

Richard Moore’s work The Bolt Supremacy: Inside Jamaica’s Sprint Factory takes a different lane into discussions of speculations surrounding the success of Jamaican track athletes. Moore’s work offers some distinction from the general roar of the crowds skeptical of these success in that it attempts to distinguish “…facts and conjecture, opinion and evidence”. He holds firmly that success in sports can be achieved without performance enhancing drugs.


The Bolt Supremacy is among several other works featuring Jamaican sports available at the National Library of Jamaica. Visit their website www.nlj.gov.jm and peruse their catalogue for other interesting works. Or come down to the NLJ at 12 East Street, Kingston.

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NLJ's 2016 Distinguished Lecture

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Save the DATE: Sunday, October 2, 2016

NLJ’s 2016 Distinguished Lecture

Title: Una Marson : Animating the archive of an extraordinary life.

Presenter – Alison Donnell, Professor of Modern Literatures in English, University of Reading, UK.

Reparation

In recent years, there has been an increasing cry for restitutions (monetary and otherwise) for the decades of brutality, genocide, exploitation and massacre of enslaved Africans and those involved in rebellions and protests against slavery. In Jamaica, The National Commission on Reparations, launched under Professor Barry Chevannes’ leadership and now headed by Professor Verene Shepherd, was established by the Government of Jamaica in 2009 to “consider and make recommendations on proposals, seeking compensation from countries formerly engaged in the slave trade for the descendants of slaves.” Events such as the World Conference on Racism” held in Durban, South Africa in 2001 and the 2007 “Bicentennial Anniversary of the Abolition of the Slavery” have further inspired the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to establish a regional commission with the common goal of providing some momentum to the reparations movement.

For more information on reparations here are some useful websites:

http://jis.gov.jm/features/national-commission-reparations/

http://jis.gov.jm/national-commission-on-reparation-needs-26-million/

Legacies of British slave ownership

http://www.humejohnson.com/solving-jamaicas-identity-issues-reparation-r…

Source (National Library of Jamaica)