On Saturday October, 8, 2011 at 2pm, BOOKLAND New Kingston is hosting Rebecca Tortello as she reads from her book, “Pieces of the Past : A Stroll Down Jamaica’s Memory Lane”.
There is an old Jamaican saying ‘every mickle mek a muckle”. It means every experience – no matter how small – counts, because together they form a greater whole. There is another old Jamaican saying: ‘one one cocoa full basket’ which mean that parts of things slowly combined make a whole. Pieces of the Past: A Stroll Down Jamaica’s Memory Lane is as much a combination of both meanings as it is an exploration of a deep-rooted interest in Jamaica’s rich history and culture.
The stories in this volume are but pieces of Jamaica’s very rich past. Since all the defining moments of Jamaican history and culture could not be covered, the book brings together interesting people and events from the nation’s past to the general public. The book is divided into eight sections – Places, People, Cultural Heritage, A Nation Emerges, Trials: Natural and Manmade, Jamaicans Who Served, Famous Visitors and Things Jamaican.
Pieces of the Past is written in a clear and accessible style and is a must for lovers of Jamaican history and anyone interested in the culture and heritage of the island.