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Author Geoffrey Philp releases Garvey’s Ghost

Published:Monday | August 14, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Garvey's Ghost

Accompanying the celebration of the birthday of the late National Hero Marcus Garvey, comes the debut of a novel that remembers his encouragement of identity and courage in the Caribbean. Garvey's Ghost, written by Jamaican author Geoffrey Philp, will be launched tomorrow evening at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, New Kingston.

Garvey's Ghost, published under its newest imprint Expressions, follows the ordeal of a single Jamaican woman, Kathryn Bailey, living in Miami, Florida in the United States, whose teenage daughter suddenly disappears.


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Kathryn's search leads her to her daughter's black history professor who is not only a Jamaican, but also a devoted Garveyite. The two, though having little in common, join forces to find her daughter before it is too late. The teachings of Marcus Garvey serve as the dismantling of barriers between the two, and a bridge leading to new understandings and unexpected love.

The Expressions series was conceptualised with the aim of capturing the interest and imagination of youth (ages 14-20 years) across the Caribbean. It is Carlong's response to the need for more wholesome reading material that is written by Caribbean authors and focuses on Caribbean life, morals, values and attitudes, as well as other themes.

In celebration of Marcus Garvey's 130th birthday, Liberty Hall: The Legacy of Marcus Garvey and the Jamaica Music Museum will host a series of events under the theme 'Garvey as Literary Muse'. Geoffrey Philp will deliver the main address at their Annual Lecture on Thursday at Liberty Hall, downtown Kingston.