Washington, DC – Emerging Jamaican author and social activist Dutty Bookman is releasing his second book titled Fatidic: Selected Duttyisms in the DMV area. The launch is set to take place on Saturday, March 21, 2015 inside Washington DC’s own Sankofa Videos, Books and Cafe, 2714 Georgia Avenue NW. The two-hour event will begin at 3:00pm during which the author will read from the book, field questions and also sign copies.
More than a year before mainstream media detected that a Kingston-based, social movement called “Reggae Revival” was happening, Dutty Bookman had long inspired its name. His blog, duttyism.com, played a role in that regard, helping him to instigate a global recognition of the Reggae Revival as an arts-driven rise in youth consciousness, with music at the forefront. Bookman’s original piece, Jamaican Revival, appears within the pages of Fatidic as a testament to his prophetic role in describing and popularizing the then underground phenomenon. In fact, the dictionary defines the word “fatidic” as “prophetic.”
Fatidic (pronounced FAY-ti-dik) is overall a collection of Bookman’s old blog posts that are no longer available online. It enshrines the coming of age period of a young writer in the process of locating his literary voice. Through his perspectives on contemporary Black struggle, Dutty explores the gray area between being pan-Africanist and simultaneously humanist. Elsewhere, his writing focuses on matters spiritual and even esoteric, making Fatidic an eye-opening, 150-page concoction.
This release follows Bookman’s critically acclaimed 2011 memoir, Tried & True: Revelations of a Rebellious Youth, of which thousands of copies have already been distributed worldwide. Fatidic can be considered its companion publication, since the writings within largely appeared during the same time period narrated in Tried & True. Still, it is a satisfying read on its own for anyone interested in the public scribblings of a self-declared, 21st century revolutionary.
For more information about the launch, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-717-4301. Visit reggae-revival.com to learn more about the Reggae Revival movement and duttyism.com for Dutty’s more recent and current musings.
Dutty Bookman (born Gavin Hutchinson) was the Communications Coordinator for the Bob Marley Museum and Tuff Gong International studio (both owned by Bob Marley’s family). He co-founded the non-profit Manifesto Jamaica to empower youths through arts and culture programming, and also co-hosted a national radio talk show for two years. The 32-year-old migrated from Kingston to Washington DC in 2010 and is now Publications Advocate for the non-profit Teaching for Change. Dutty is an active reggae music DJ and lives in Congress Heights with his wife and children.
‘FATIDIC’ – BOOK INFORMATION
Publisher: Bookman Express, LLC
Pages: 150 | Price: $10.00
Reggae Revival is a cultural movement of rising consciousness originating in Jamaica. It is an explosion of artistic expressions with music at the forefront, gradually influencing the mentality of the present generation toward positivity, Afrocentric spirituality and self-determination all over the world