January 2014 Volume 11

The Jamaicans: Children of God in the Promised Land

Staff reporter KC Times
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Ambassador Dr. Basil K. Bryan has published a book about Jamaicans in the Diaspora. It is titled, The Jamaicans: Children of God in the Promised Land.

According to a review by former Jamaican Prime Minister, the most honorable P.J. Patterson, “Bryan’s treatise offers a discerning insight of the Diaspora and compelling personal stories of the journey travelled by Jamaicans in the United States. The story he tells is vital to a fuller understanding of our history. It is informative, interesting and thought-provoking.”

Ambassador Bryan was Jamaica’s Consul General to New York from 1998 to 2007 and Deputy Chief of Mission (Deputy Ambassador) in the Embassy of Jamaica in Washington, DC from 1991 to 1998.

A diplomat and academic, Dr. Bryan is highly regarded for his work in the Jamaican Diaspora. He has received numerous awards from organizations throughout the United States as well as the US Congress, and is the recipient of the “Marcus Garvey Bridge Builder Award” for his role in forging relationships between Jamaican/Caribbean communities and the United States.  He is a recipient of Jamaica’s Order of Distinction.

He served on the faculty of Howard University and holds a PhD in African Studies, Economic Development and International Relations.

The Jamaicans: Children of God in the Promised Land is available from Amazon.com

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