Tributes to Rex Nettleford, 1933-2010

“Born in 1933 in the small town of Falmouth, on Jamaica’s north coast, Ralston Milton Nettleford — best known by his nickname Rex — was a Rhodes Scholar, a founder of the celebrated Jamaica National Dance Theatre Company, a cultural advisor to three Jamaican prime ministers, and a member of faculty at the University of the West Indies, where he rose to the position of vice chancellor. His books included pioneering works in Caribbean cultural studies, notably Caribbean Cultural Identity (1978) and Inward Stretch, Outward Reach: A Voice from the Caribbean (1993)….”

Read the rest here: Global Voices Online

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