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Ever Indomitable

Kenneth M. Bilby

in True-Born Maroons

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print January 2008 | ISBN: 9780813032788
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813039138 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813032788.003.0010
Ever Indomitable

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This chapter examines the indomitable nature of the Jamaican Maroons. It suggests that the stereotypical labels of Maroons being hot-headed, fiery, and fierce may border on caricature, they hint at an experiential reality. The chapter discusses the important role played by affect in the construction and transmission of Maroon identity. This chapter looks at Maroon oral history narratives and sacred songs related to indomitability.

Keywords: Jamaican Maroons; indomitability; affect; Maroon identity; oral narratives; sacred songs

Chapter.  12483 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Society and Culture

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