Might the Maroons of Jamaica present an answer to Eurocentric constructions carried over as inter-generational trauma that has mauled our children across the globe?
From the Middle Passage to Black Lives Matter invites readers to re-examine the history of European discovery and colonization told from outside of the colonial gaze. The author, Dr Marva McClean, overcomes the erasing of truth telling which has censored our participation and influence within history as people of colour via vivid emotional and visual discourse in storytelling. Dr McClean invites us back to the time of Nanny of the Maroons, one of five national heroes’ of Jamaica in fostering a radical Caribbean imaginary maintained in the oral histories of her descendants. Nanny becomes an archetypal figure connecting resistance movements across the Black Atlantic to give birth centuries later to the Civil Rights Movement and now Black Lives Matter as part of her legacy.
Dr. Marcus Waters, Griffith University.
Author: Indigenous Knowledge Production: Navigating
Humanity within a Western World. Routledge 2018