Toppa Top 10: The Best Caribbean Books of 2011

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8. Colin Grant, The Natural Mysics: Marley, Tosh, and Wailer (nonfiction)

In this well-researched examination of the roots of roots music, Colin Grant, a British-Caribbean writer, travels to Jamaica to find the early history of the Wailers. Framed as a search for Bunny Wailer, the only living member, Grant meets and uncovers gems along the way, building a framework that begins to explain how such a global cultural force emerged from such a small corner of the receding empire.