Book Launch: ":“Up For Air! This Half Has Never Been Told!”

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Nov 26 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm

On Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 6-8:30 p.m., at the Undercroft, University of the West Indies, Mona, Dr. Imani Tafari-Ama, Lecturer, Development Consultant, Author and Talk Show Host on Fresh Start, aired 6-9 a.m. on Newstalk93FM at UWI Mona, will launch “Up For Air! This Half Has Never Been Told!”  a historical award-winning novel based on the  May 2010 Tivoli Gardens incursion and its aftermathh.  Keynote speaker at the event will be Dr. Leahcim Semaj, Psychologist and significant presenters will include L’Acadco Dancers and event sponsors. Dr. Tafari-Ama’s presentation will include the screening of the movie trailer excerpted from the novel, since she expects to produce a feature length film based on the book.


“Up For Air! This Half Has Never Been Told!” is Imani Tafari-Ama’s conjuring of fictional scenarios that  imagine what could have happened when the security forces went in search of Tivoli Don, Christopher “Dudus” Coke and some of the people that might have been affected.  The insightful and compelling narrative was written in 2011 in the atmosphere of deafening  silence that followed the event that affected all Jamaicans in one way or another. Four years later, the novel’s comments that Tivoli residents still harbor profound mistrust of state and opposition officials, particularly politicians and the security forces, are as relevant as ever. 



The Undercroft, UWI Mona
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