How long can you keep down people who were made to fly?
Augustown is a poetic novel that is grounded in the (hi)story of a prominent preacher and Pan-African activist Alexander Bedward who was said to have claimed that he could fly. Kei Miller reimagined this story as an allegory of the Black Jamaican struggle to EXIST in a society that invalidates their humanity.
From hairstyles in schools to police officers playing football with guns on their shoulders, Kristina, Ashley and Jherane discuss the ways colonialism and all of his friends continues to be the foundation of modern Jamaica in their review of Augustown.
Start your chores, start your commute or whatever you usually do while listening to podcasts and chat with us about what the not-so-fictitious happenings of Augustown.
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