Yasus Afari launches new book, Vocal Ink

Basil Walters

Friday, April 08, 2016

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The range of Yasus Afari’s philosophical and intellectual musings are captured in his latest book,
Vocal Ink: The Mental Intercourse
. It was launched on March 23 at the University of the West Indies’ Undercroft.


According to the author, his third publication is ‘fiery smoking hot’.


"I wanted to balance and harmonise prose and poetry…oftentimes we subscribe to people’s perception of who we are. This is a new era for change, an era for empowerment of our people," Yasus reasoned. "Language was a tool of our downpressors, and we must [now] use language as a tool for our liberation."



Vocal Ink: The Mental Intercourse is endorsed by UWI’s Department of Literature, Rastafari Studies Unit and the Institute for Gender as well as the institution’s Development Studies in Montego Bay where it had a second launch on March 31.


The book is published by Sen Yacum Publishers. Yasus Afari’s previous books are I PEN and Overstanding Rastafari.


— Basil Walters

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