Essay & Review

Africans in Jamaica: A piece of Africa in the Caribbean by Leslie Gordon Goffe

Jamaicans have talked about going back, one day, to Africa since the days of Marcus Garvey. But it is Africans, from East, West, and from South Africa, who have come, instead, to Jamaica. There are Ethiopians here, like Yodit Getachew-Hylton, an aeronautical engineer from Addis Ababa, married to a Jamaican government minister. There are South Africans, like the writer Peter Abrahams*, who has lived in the hills above the Jamaican…

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