Words in the street is that Vybz Kartel’s book “Voice of the Jamaican Ghetto” is now available Princeton University, one of the most prestigious tertiary institutions and often vies with Harvard in debates about the top University in the United States of America.
92% of its applicants are rejected and it serves as the alma mater for at least 2 US Presidents, current first Lady Michelle Obama and the founder of Amazon’s founder Jeff Bezos.
Albert Einstein is known to have frequented the University and now Adidja Palmer aka Vybz Kartel and Michael Dawson’s book Voice of the Jamaican Ghetto sits on its shelves despite resistance in Jamaica to do the book justice and have it taught in schools.
Report is that the publishing company still waiting to hear if book will be taught in schools in the Caribbean. Michael Dawson, the co-author, believes that politicians will block it despite support from Academia because it exposes the JLP and PNP.
“We knew that the content was powerful and factual, therefore, it is not really a surprise that University after University keeps ordering. However, the first time our representative visited the University of West Indies book store, they shunned us. Politicians cringe at the thought of the book being taught in school as it exposes the severe harm that the two main political parties have done to our people,” said Dawson.
“Mark my words, it will be in every Jamaican household because the powers that be will want to know what is it in this book that is empowering so many to look outside of politicians for solutions.”