Losing bright, articulate people because of homophobia.
Marlon James (Photo courtesy of mspmag.com)
“I knew I had to leave my home country — whether in a coffin or on a plane.”
— Jamaica native Marlon James, winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize for the best novel in English published in the U.K.
By Maurice Tomlinson
On Sept. 27, nearly 20,000 Jamaicans massed in Kingston to condemn Marlon James, and all other Jamaicans like him because of who we love.
On Oct. 13, Marlon won the world’s second most prestigious prize for literature. Marlon is yet another Jamaican who has been forced to flee his homeland because of unchecked homophobia that the government does little to stop.
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