Andrea Davis

ANDREA DAVIS is an associate professor in the Department of Humanities at York University. She is also the interim director of the Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean.

  • Jamaica in the Canadian Experience

    A Multiculturalizing Presence

    Edited by Andrea Davis and Carl E.  James     August 2012

    In 2012, Jamaica celebrates its fiftieth anniversary of independence from Britain. In the short period of its life as a nation, Jamaica’s increasingly powerful influence on global culture cannot go unremarked. The growth of Jamaican diasporas beyond Britain to the United States, Canada and West Africa has served to strengthen Jamaica’s global reach, so that today Jamaica’s cultural, economic and political achievements are felt way beyond its national borders. This anthology commemorates Jamaica’s independence by acknowledging the immense and widespread contributions of Jamaica and Jamaicans to Canadian society.