Barbados – May 4, 2023 – “ROGUES IN PARADISE” is a groundbreaking book that takes readers on a journey to explore Barbados – May 4, 2023 – “ROGUES IN PARADISE” is a groundbreaking book that takes readers on a journey to explore the real Barbados, through the eyes of its ordinary people, rogues, and heroes. Written by Digital Media Guru Ian R. Clayton, who writes about ecology, people, culture, and travel, the book offers a fresh perspective on the island’s rich history and heritage. It challenges the usual perspective on Barbados, written by white colonialists who enslaved its people and offers a new lens to view the island through the eyes of those who lived it. The stories are told with wit and wisdom by ordinary people, heroes, and legends, showcasing the true spirit of the resilient people of Barbados.
The tales are woven into history, revealing a striking truth about race, discrimination, and character. Barbados was the wealthiest of all British colonies in the new world. Despite atrocities of colonialism, many descendants of its enslaved people are today international leaders: Such as: Ground-Breakers like Mia Mottley, Barbados’ media-savvy prime minister, ranked as a top influencer by Time magazine for her initiative in Climate change and her international Bridgetown initiative. Selwin Hart, an outspoken climate change authority (Assistant Secretary-General for Climate Action at the United Nations), and pop star Rihanna, who engineered a cosmetic brand and became the youngest self-made female billionaire. The book also features legends like Rachael Pringle, who rose from slavery to become a successful businesswoman in the then-British colony. Heroes like Bussa, born free in Africa and brought to Barbados as a slave, led a revolutionary revolt against the colonial plantation owners.
Rogues’ explores how the roots of BAJANS with personalized DNA analysis of African Heritage. It helps explain why, after centuries of slavery and systemic discrimination, the Barbadian people are so resilient, fun-loving, and self-assured. The answer unfolds in its unique history and heritage. Life evolved in the First Slave Society differently because of singular circumstances and conditions in Barbados and external forces that changed the course of history. Rogues intertwine stand-out historical events and remarkable people like the forward-thinking Errol Barrow, who, despite political opposition, implemented free school education and free school meals for all children. Unequivocally linked to today, where Barbados has one of the highest literacy rates in the world.
Readers will laugh at the outrageous antics and wit of its characters: Ordinary people, rogues, legends, and knights of the realm. There are rascals like ACE dancing with mischief in his mind. And Fred, with his hilarious courtroom escapade to save the Race Horse Bathing at Pebbles Beach.
“ROGUES IN PARADISE” explores humanity, race, heritage, and culture with warmth and humor, giving hope to readers in a time of racial tension and persistent discrimination. The book showcases the example of the resilient people of Barbados, where descendants of the slaves are masters of their own multicultural nation that welcomes and inspires all. It is a must-read for anyone interested in history, culture, and heritage.
Pre-published samples are available now at https://sample.roguesinparadise.com
read for anyone interested in history, culture, and heritage. Pre-published samples are available now at https://sample.roguesinparadise.com
The book is scheduled to be published early in 2024.
Contact: Name: Ian R. Clayton Phone: 246 237 2008
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