On 3 December 1976, just weeks before Bob Marley was to play the Smile Jamaica Concert to ease political tensions, seven gunmen from West Kingston stormed his house. Marley survived and went on to perform at the free concert. Not a lot was recorded about the fate of the seven gunmen, but much has been said, whispered and sung about in the streets of West Kingston.
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Jonathan Dean visits the Audible Studios to talk about his engrossing new book, exploring his powerful family history including his grandfather and great-grandfather - both refugees escaping from their home country to find a better life. Jonathan examines the plight of refugees and émigrés through their personal family history and connects their stories to today's global events. Dean's moving book not only chronicles his family history but also draws striking parallels to the situations that refugees face today and how there is a growing reluctance to help.
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