I am blessed to be able to say that I am presenting my second book to the world. It is called Fatidic: Selected Duttyisms, a collection of my earliest writings from this blog. Contain within are my thoughts on spirituality, Black struggle, human struggle and more. A special treat is the ‘Jamaican Revival’ piece that readers might find interesting since it was the first time that I attempted to describe and articulate the underground movement that would later become known as the Reggae Revival.
Fatidic (pronounced FAY-ti-dik) will launch on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the landmark Sankofa Videos, Books and Cafe (2714 Georgia Avenue NW), Washington DC’s foremost incubator for Afrocentric intellectualism. It is truly an honor for me to be featured there. I will happily read, discuss and sign all copies. Please RSVP via the event page (on Facebook) and come if yuh coming.
Bless and give thanks.
I can’t remember the exact day but there was a moment in my life when I consciously decided that I wanted to be Jesus. At least, I might have said it to myself that way at the time but now I know that what I was pursuing was the Christ consciousness. Not to be Jesus exactly, but to take his example from his unique life and apply it to my life that is also unique. Eventually, Jesus stepped aside and made way for Haile Selassie I. It is HIM who is proving to be the more suitable exemplar during this newly emerging era for humanity. Personally speaking, Haile Selassie has consistently unfolded the blueprints for what I aim to accomplish along my own journey.
One of the things that I have always wanted was a family. Ever since my adolescence, I have searched actively for my wife, one worthy to incubate my seeds and raise the resulting progeny, one worthy to grow by my side and vice versa, one with whom I could create the stable family I sought. The stories known about Jesus provide no guidance on this matter. Jesus led a different kind of life, an important life but not my kind of life. For instance, I don’t need 12 men hanging around me all day, every day. I won’t find balance without a strong woman. Read more
Here is one of the top-selling books right now at the Teaching For Change Bookstore. I suspect it is selling like hotcakes across the United States. At the least, every urban area.
On the night of Sunday, November 23, 2014, I definitely had one of my most treasured experiences thus far in life. The recording below is the set I performed as the special guest selector at the world famous Kingston Dub Club. Plug in your best quality headphones or speakers and squeeeeeze!!!