By Kwame Dawes
A captivating and suitably in-depth analysis of Bob's poetry, Bob Marley: Lyrical Genius acknowledges his words' 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 John Lennon and Lou reed.' Lloyd Bradley, author of Bass Culture: When Reggae Was King
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.
Renowned poet and scholar Kwame Dawes analyses in detail what his verses and lyrics mean when matched against the climate of the time and what it meant to be a black man in a world still struggling with intergration.
Features interviews with key people and musicians who knew Marley.
Publication Date: 01.10.07
Extent: 368 pages
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