Agnes Scott College
Writers' Festival 2008
Gillian Lee- Fong- Farris '99 ---- Selected Bibliography
(Picture downloaded from http://www.gillianleefongfarris.com/ 3/4/08)
To celebrate the publication of her debut novel Tembe, novelist and Agnes Scott College alumna, Gillian Lee - Fong - Farris '99, will read from her work as part of Agnes Scott 2008 Spring Writers' Festival.
Her book celebrates a multi-culturalism that Lee-Fong-Farris herself embodies. A native of Jamaica, she draws on her own personal connection to Jamaican culture and the liminal spaces of identity to explore the lasting implications and influences of the Maroons of Jamaica. She has also worked extensively with refugee and underserved communites as both a teacher and mentor.
In conjunction with the public reading, we have compiled a bibliography of selected resources by and about the author and the Maroon tribe of Jamaica.
Adjaye, Joseph K. Time in the Black experience, Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1994. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Berlin, Ira & Morgan, Philip D. The Slaves' economy: independent production by slaves in the Americas, London; Portland, OR: Frank Cass, 1991. HT1071 .S55
Black, Clinton Vane de Brosse. History of Jamaica. London, Collins Clear-Type Press, 1958. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Campbell, Mavis Christine. Back to Africa: George Ross and the Maroons: from Nova Scotia to Sierra Leone, Trenton, N.J: Africa World Press, c1993. DT516.72.R67 A3
Campbell, Mavis Christine. The Maroons of Jamaica, 1655-1796: a history of resistance, collaboration & betrayal, Granby, MA: Bergin & Garvey, 1988. F1884 .C36
Carey, Bev. The Maroon story: the authentic and original history of the Maroons in the history of Jamaica, 1490-1880, Gordon Town, Jamaica: Agouti Press, 1997. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Davis, Harolene. The Maroons of Accompong, Decatur, GA: Agnes Scott College, 1986. Ind/Soc/1985/Davis
Gottlieb, Karla Lewis. The mother of us all: a history of Queen Nanny, leader of the Windward Jamaican Maroons, Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 2000. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Higginson, Thomas Wentworth. Black rebellion: five slave revolts, New York: Da Capo Press, 1998. E447 .H53
Johansen, Bruce E. Indigenous peoples and environmental issues:
an encyclopedia, Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2003. Ref. GF50 .J65
Lalla, Barbara. Defining Jamaican fiction: marronage and the discourse of survival, Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1996. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Lee-Fong-Farris, Gillian. Tembe, Spring, TX: Absey & Co., c2006. Browsing - 1st Floor.
McFarlane, Milton C. Cudjoe the Maroon, London: Allison and Busby, 1977. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Maroons: escaped slave communities. Peterborough, NH: Cobblestone Publications, 1995. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Price, Sally& Price, Richard. Maroon arts: cultural vitality in the African diaspora, Boston: Beacon Press, c1999. NX537.2.A1 P76
Shepherd, Verene. Working slavery, pricing freedom: perspectives from the Caribbean, Africa and the African diaspora, New York: Palgrave, 2002. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Smith, Sidonie & Watson, Julia. De/colonizing the subject: the politics of gender in women's autobiography, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1992. HQ1185 .D4
Weber, David J. & Rausch, Jane M. Where cultures meet: frontiers in Latin American history, Wilmington, DL: SR Books, 1994. F1408.3 .W47
Wilson, Amber. Jamaica. The people, New York: Crabtree Pub. Co., 2003. Available through Interlibrary Loan.
Zips, Werner. Black rebels: African-Caribbean freedom fighters in Jamaica, Princeton, NJ: Markus Wiener; Kingston, Jamaica: Ian Randle Publishers, 1999. F1884 .Z5613
Bilby, Kenneth M. Drums of defiance [sound recording]: Maroon music from the earliest free black communities of Jamaica, Washington, DC : Smithsonian/Folkways; Cambridge, MA: Distributed by Rounder Records, p1992. M (cd) .D82 fo/ instr-vo /1992
Journal and Popular Press Articles
Afroz, Sultana. From moors to marronage: the islamic heritage of the Maroons in Jamaica. Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, Oct99, 19 (2)
Afroz, Sultana. Invisible yet invincible: the Muslim Ummah in Jamaica. Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, Apr2003, 23 (1)
Alpers, Edward A. The idea of marronage: reflections on literature and politics in Réunion. Slavery & Abolition, Aug2004, 25 (2)
Bilby, Kenneth. Swearing by the past, swearing to the future: sacred oaths, alliances, and treaties among the Guianese and Jamaican Maroons. Ethnohistory, Fall97, 44 (4)
Douglas B Chambers. Rough crossings: Britain, the slaves, and the American Revolution. The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Richmond: 2007, 115 (1)
Fortin, Jeffrey A. “Blackened beyond our native hue”: removal, identity and the Trelawney Maroons on the margins of the Atlantic World, 1796–18001. Citizenship Studies, Feb2006, 10 (1)
Halloran. Thomas F. True-born Maroons. Western Folklore, Chico: Winter 2007, 66 (1/2)
Kopytoff, Barbara Klamon. Colonial treaty as sacred charter of the Jamaican Maroons. Ethnohistory, Winter79, 26 (1)
Kopytoff, Barbara K. Religious change among the Jamaican Maroons: the ascendance of the christian God within a traditional cosmology. Journal of Social History, Spring87, 20 (3)
Krise, Thomas W. True novel, false history. Early American Literature, Sep95, 30 (2)
Lockett, James D. The deportation of the Maroons of Trelawny Town to Nova Scotia, then back to Africa. Journal of Black Studies, Sep99, 30 (1)
Migge, Bettina. Code-switching and social identities in the Eastern Maroon community of Suriname and French Guiana. Journal of Sociolinguistics, Feb2007, 11 (1)
Reidell, H. The Maroon culture of endurance. Americas, 1990, 42 (1)
About Gillian Lee-Fong-Farris - http://book.consumerhelpweb.com/authors/farris/profile.htm
Learn about the Maroons of Jamaica - http://scholar.library.miami.edu/slaves/Maroons/individual_essays/leanna.html