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Ian Randle Publishers

Ian Randle Publishers Ltd., based in Kingston, Jamaica, has been publishing fine quality books on and about the Caribbean since 1991. Its founder, president and publisher, Ian Randle is a veteran of 40 years in the publishing industry with wide and varied experience and knowledge of both the British and US book industries. IRP was the first commercial publishing company in the English speaking Caribbean to produce scholarly and academic books and today remains the leader in the field with best-selling books in History, Gender Studies, Politics, and Sociology, as well as books covering a wide range of issues on the contemporary Caribbean.


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  1. Usain Bolt

    A richly illustrated book on the career, on and off the track, of sprinting superstar Usain Bolt, from schoolboy prodigy to World and triple Olympic Champion and world record holder for 100 and 200 metres. This comprehensive new biography includes an exclusive farewell penned by the world champion himself and is a must-have for every Bolt fan and athletics enthusiast. Learn More
    £23.95

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  2. An Archipelago of Caribbean Masks

    Explores what carnaival masks signify, what wearing them represents, their relation to character costumes and movement, on the one hand, and the celebratory traditions from which they emerge, on the other hand, their presumed metaphorical and discursive characteristics, and most importantly, who makes masks and how. Learn More
    £39.95

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  3. Crime and Security in Trinidad and Tobago

    Across the Caribbean, crime is arguably the leading social problem facing the small tourism and foreign exchange dependent countries that make up the region. In Crime and Security in Trinidad and Tobago Drs Seepersad and Williams, both criminologists, offer an in-depth and comprehensive examination of crime in the twin island republic. Learn More
    £22.95

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  4. Dragon in the Caribbean

    Since the beginning of the twenty-first century, China's economic relationship with the countries of the Caribbean has grown significantly. While most of the burgeoning literature on China's relations with Latin America and the Caribbean focus primarily on Latin America, Dragon in the Caribbean is arguably the first book to examine China's relationship with the Caribbean. Learn More
    £24.95

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  5. Unmasking the State

    Offers a detailed and nuanced examination of the post-1992 period in Guyana, within a larger context where historical divisions, persistent attempts to tinker with and reinterpret the defective 1980 constitution, and systemic and institutional failures have produced waves of authoritarianism and corruption. Learn More
    £43.50

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  6. Connecting the Dots

    Demonstrates the need to reframe policy and practice across the Caribbean to harness the potential of an ageing population as a new human capital resource. Connecting the Dots provides a new perspective on ageing and the economic growth potential to be realised from harnessing and tapping into the "ageing dividend". Learn More
    £29.95

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  7. Breaking the Cycle

    Makes a fervent plea for the state of St. Kitts and Nevis to break the cycle of tribal politics that has unsettled and hindered the growth and development of the twin-island “federation”. Charles Wilkin uses as his starting point, a detailed description and chronology of the political events between December 2012 and February 2015 - the so-called 26 Month Election. Learn More
    £29.95

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  8. The Creative Echo Chamber

    Explores the unique nature of popular music production in Jamaica, which, though successful, runs counter to the models of the music industry in the developed world. Using his background as a 30-year veteran in the media and entertainment industries, Dennis Howard, a Grammy-nominated producer, brings fresh insight and perspective to the distinctive nature of Jamaican popular music. Learn More
    £22.95

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  9. The Gibson Relays

    The Gibson Relays is arguably the best run track and field meet in Jamaica, and the annual relay carnival is also the longest-running athletic event in Jamaica, next to the ISSA Boys and Girls Championships. This history of the Relays incorporates its philosophy and the work that has gone into building a world-class branded event, and provides a complete record of every race run, highlights of outstanding performances, and analyses of the major trends in school performance and participation. Learn More
    £29.95

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  10. I Want to Disturb My Neighbour

    This collection of 21 papers, selected from presentations internationally, reflect the depth and focus of Professor Shepherd's work over the past ten years, in the areas of conquest and colonialization, slavery and anti-slavery, post-slavery society, the project of decolonialization and the role of gender. Learn More
    £24.95

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  11. Sweetening Bitter Sugar

    Examines Jock Campbell's role in the shaping of British Guiana (Guyana) towards the end of Empire. Campbell, the head of the Booker Company which owned most of the sugar plantations in colonial Guyana was a reformer whose Fabian socialist beliefs drove him to secure major benefits for sugar workers in the 1950s and '60s. Learn More
    £49.95

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  12. HUAREO

    Meticulously researched from original sources such the journals of Diego Mendez and Hernando Colon who were marooned in Jamaica on Columbus's fourth voyage, along with other primary and secondary sources and consultation with historians and archaeologists, Fred Kennedy unearths the history of Jamaica's first ancestral heroes. Learn More
    £34.95

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  13. Poverty is a Person

    Theresa Ann Rajack-Talley, in a participatory approach to development studies, raises the voices of those usually muted in poverty research. The people-centred approach forces a questioning of statistical data on poverty and how that data is used to craft responses and solutions to meeting the needs of the most marginalized persons in Caribbean societies. Learn More
    £22.95

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  14. Reggae From Yaad

    Reggae and Dancehall music and culture have travelled far beyond the shores of the tiny island of Jamaica to find their respective places as new genres of music and lifestyle. Donna Hope pulls together a remarkable cast of contributors offering contemporary interpretations of the history, culture, significance and social dynamics of Jamaican popular music. Learn More
    £22.95

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  15. Pathways to Action

    Examines the contemporary social challenges in the Caribbean in the areas of demographic transition, early childhood development, health, poverty, labour policies and ageing, and puts forward recommendations for sustainable social development. The shifting paradigms over the past 50 years since political independence are reviewed and examined in an international, regional and local context. Learn More
    £22.95

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  16. Nuts and Bolts of Research Methodology

    Identifying, selecting, processing and analysing information can be a stumbling block on the path to academic achievement, but Nuts and Bolts of Research Methodology provides a straightforward guide for the novice and experienced researcher alike as well as for practitioners and professionals in various fields. Learn More
    £29.95

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