Queries of a ‘Jamerican’
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Published in: July-August 2006 issue.


Words to Our NowWords to Our Now:  Imagination and Dissent
by Thomas Glave
University of Minnesota Press
280 pages (illustrated), $25.95


THOMAS GLAVE describes himself as “a Jamerican” to reflect both his Jamaican and his American heritage. Indeed, he often has difficulty reconciling these two identities: traveling back and forth between the two countries, he often wonders “which passport to use on this trip or that one, Jamaican or U.S.—which citizen will I be this time (re-)entering ‘my’ country?”

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