He was accused of instigating a culture of political terror teetering on the brink of civil unrest. He sought to align two nations by breaking ties with a communist country. He delivered speeches so controversial and empowering that his government censured him. The former leader of the opposition party and ex-prime minister of Jamaica, Edward Seaga, is a onetime music promoter and record label owner who turned his attention to politics in the 1960s and never looked back until now.
This Tuesday at 8 p.m., Seaga will visit Books & Books to sign his autobiography, My Life and Leadership Volume I: Clash of Ideologies 1930-1980. Meet a man so committed to a country that he tirelessly fought for the people betrayed by their government. And if all you know about Jamaica is Bob Marley, reefer, or a bobsled team, this is your chance to actually learn something.
Tue., Aug. 3, 8 p.m., 2010