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The new editor is Dr. Sonjah Nadine Stanley-Niaah

University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica.

Sonjah Stanley Niaah is the inaugural Rhodes Trust Rex Nettleford Fellow in Cultural Studies (2005) and is Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies at the University of the West Indies’ Mona Campus. She is the author of Dancehall: From Slave Ship to Ghetto (2010, University of Ottawa Press), and editor of “I’m Broader than Broadway: Caribbean Perspectives on Producing Celebrity’ (Wadabagei, Vol. 12: 2, 2009). With research interests around Black Atlantic performance geographies, ritual, dance, as well as popular culture and the sacred, Stanley Niaah is a leading author on Jamaican popular culture, and Caribbean Cultural Studies more broadly, having published articles and book chapters in numerous journals and edited collections locally, regionally and internationally. She is an Associate Editor of Wadabagei: A Journal of the Caribbean and its Diasporas and serves on the editorial boards of Cultural Studies, Social and Economic Studies, Tout Moun, and Dancecult, among others. Currently on fellowship leave from the UWI, she is working on another book entitled ‘Reggae Festival Geographies into the 21st Century', and an edited collection entitled ‘The Sacred and the Popular: Cultural Studies at the Crossroads’. A Jamaican nationalist and Caribbean regionalist at heart, she is involved in efforts to promote national and regional development through her work as Assistant Chief Examiner for the CXC CAPE Caribbean Studies examinations, and her service on the board of the Museums Division of the Institute of Jamaica.

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  1. The journal is currently under the editorship of Dr. Sonjah Nadine Stanley-Niaah.
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with an Interview of AcklynLynch
Proud Flesh 6

Prisoners& Captives
Letters from Mumia Abu-Jamal
Interviews of Dhoruba bin Wahad & Chariman Fred Hampton, Jr

ProudFlesh 5

with an Interview of Sylvia Wynter
Proud Flesh 4

New Journal Editorial by New Editor, Sonjah Nadine Stanley-Niaah

Original Journal Editorial by former editor, Greg Thomas

MauMau Music
Hip-Hop, Dancehall, Calypso

ProudFlesh 3

TheDamned Issue
For Michael Lewis and allLittle B's!

ProudFlesh 2

Dedicated to George Jackson

Volume1. No 1, October 2002

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