Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Saturday | December 8, 2012
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Latest 'Jamaica Journal' on the way
Jamaica's Usain Bolt (left) passes compatriot Yohan Blake as he races to his gold medal finish in the men's 200-metre final during at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. The athletic achievements of the nation will be featured in this special issue of 'Jamaica Journal'. - AP
The Institute of Jamaica (IOJ) is all set to launch Jamaica Journal Vol. 34 nos. 1-2 Usain Bolt: Jamaica Gone Abroad.

The issue, a collaborative effort between the IOJ and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, is in celebration of Jamaica's 50th year of Independence and 50 years of foreign service.

The launch will take place next Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Blue Room, Mona Visitors' Lodge and Conference Centre, University of the West Indies, Mona.

The launch will be followed by several activities overseas and is set to include a wide cross section of the Jamaican diaspora.

This edition reflects on the contribution of outstanding Jamaicans, such as the country's athletes, and includes enthralling interviews with Harry Belafonte and Dudley Thompson, who did one of his last media interviews for the publication.

Fifty years of Independence and foreign service are examined from perspectives including 'Sports in Jamaica Since Independence', 'Michael Manley's Foreign Policy', and 'Top 100 Jamaica Songs 1957 to 2007'.

It is a limited edition Jamaica Journal and Jamaica 50 keepsake.

The Jamaica Journal has been the foremost academic journal of Jamaican history and culture since 1967, publishing scholarly articles on music, art, literature, the environment, and other contemporary issues.

Articles for the Jamaica Journal are peer-reviewed by an academic multi-disciplinary editorial team. As such, the Jamaica Journal is a useful resource for students and researchers locally, regionally, and internationally.

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