Pauline Edwards, (2010) Trench Town Concrete Jungle; kill or be killed, Published by P.Edwards pp.22-25
The author notes that this book has been created to how the historical and social standing of Jamacia has a Island that has a complex attitude to colour and race. The author calls attention to where Jamacia is heading told from the view point of someone growing up in the Ghetto’s and where Jamacia has come from. The author makes clears suggestions that Jamacia will continue to struggle with life after colonialism. The Author goes on to make observations that, ‘Jamaicans have accepted that they are descendants of one or more race that were taken here during slavery, there are some who firmly believe that they are nothing but Jamaicans. I too share the view that many races have become one and we are Jamaicans’. Although heavily influenced by the Africans and the British we have still found ways to acquire unique characteristics that set us apart as a people. Jamaican creole and Reggae music are two examples of such characteristics that define us, our foods and the crops we cultivate are other factors that have helped to mold us into an independent people.
Reading this book has helped me to develop my own way of critical thinking when look at a large subject as race/identity and culture, this book has inspired a whole new way thinking to best discuss this subject in the context of textiles and fashion. I want people to view my textiles as fashioned garment to feel the same.