On a Mission – from Maroon to Rasta

Maroon to Rasta

On a Mission - from Maroon to Rasta

Join us after the screening of ‘Bob Marley – The Making of a Legend’ for a discussion with journalist and Marley biographer, Christopher John Farley

About Christopher John Farley
Speakeasy editor, The Wall Street Journal.

Christopher John Farley is the Wall Street Journal’s Senior Editorial Director, Digital Features and oversees WSJ.com’s Speakeasy culture blog. He’s the author of two novels, “My Favorite War” and “Kingston by Starlight” and a number of nonfiction books including the national bestseller “Aaliyah: More than a Woman,” and the biography “Before the Legend: The Rise of Bob Marley.” 

He co-wrote and co-edited the book “The Blues” (Harper Collins) the companion volume to Martin Scorsese’s PBS documentary series. His short fiction has been featured in a number of anthologies including “The Vintage Book of War Fiction,” a survey of the best war stories of the last 100 years, and “Kingston Noir,” a short story collection that came out in 2012.

Farley is a former music critic and senior editor for Time magazine, and a graduate of Harvard University. His novel “Game World,” a fantasy adventure for younger readers, is due out Feb. 2014 from Akashic Books.

On A Mission – Maroon to Rasta

On a Mission - from Maroon to Rasta

On A Mission – Maroon to Rasta brings together four documentary films, their creator and commentators to look at evolving manifestations of the Jamaican nation from Maroons wresting their freedom from the British, to Marcus Garvey’s international struggle for social justice, to the emergence of the cultural phenomena of Rastafari.

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