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The Hon. P.J. Patterson wins award for memoirs

The Hon. P.J. Patterson wins award for memoirs

The book “My Political Journey,” authored by Jamaica’s sixth Prime Minister, the Hon. P. J. Patterson, shares the knowledge that he gained during his time in office. It was published by the University of the West Indies Press and they proudly announced that Patterson’s book won the Next Generation Indie Book Award in the memoir category for 2020!

The Next Generation Indie Book Award is an international awards program for independent publishers that recognizes the “most exceptional independently published books for over 70 categories for the year and is presented by the Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group in cooperation with Marylyn Allen of Allen’s O’Shea Literary Agency.”

In this book, the former Prime Minister candidly shared his quest to reshape the mindset of not only his fellow citizens but influence changes throughout the Caribbean.

Under his 14-year leadership he sought to “refashion the social order of Jamaica,” while working with other Caribbean countries to move towards “regional and economic cooperation.” He also described the maternal and paternal sides of his family. His drive to succeed came down a line of people who were determined to pull themselves up by their bootstraps.

Patterson attended the University of the West Indies Mona where he earned a bachelor of arts degree in (Honors) English. He travelled to London where he studied Law at The London School of Economics and graduated in 1963 with a LL.B. Patterson was called to the Bar at Middle Temple in 1963 and in that same year he was also admitted to the Jamaican Bar.

He has also written “A Jamaican Voice in Caribbean and World Affairs,” which is a selection of his speeches from 1992 through 2000. Patterson Caribbean leaders in his memoirs, such as Michael Manley, Alexander Bustamante and Norman Manley of Jamaica, Grantley Adams of Barbados, Eric Williams of Trinidad and Tobago, Vere Bird of Antigua and Robert Bradshaw of St. Kitts and Nevis. He considered it a privilege to be exposed to all of these memorable political figures.

Edited from Source: https://www.phillytrib.com/caribbean-currents/article_7072e5eb-1cee-5c1b-afe3-24d7d087b3de.html


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