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Born Fi' Dead

A Journey Through the Jamaican Posse Underworld

Essay by Laurie Gunst


2003 Canongate Books Ltd 978-1841953861 English
1999 Canongate Books Ltd 0862415470 English

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Among the ethnic gangs that rule America's inner cities, none has had the impact of the Jamaican posses. Spawned in the ghettos of Kingston as mercenary street-fighters for the island's politicians, the posses began migrating to the United States in the early 1980's, just in time to catch and ride the crack wave as it engulfed the country.


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