LOSS OF ROOTICALITY


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“Banjo” is a 1929 novel written by Jamaican Claudius “Claude” McKay (1889-1948).

In Banjo McKay explains the Black intellectuals’ alienation.

This alienation, he suggests, is a product of a collective loss of folk tradition and folk knowledge.

Dem Rastas got it well right: real thinkers ‘ave to be “rootical”.

 

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