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Tuesday 13th June - “Babylon System: Prophecy and Political Advocacy in Marley’s Lyric” (Professor Patricia Tuitt, Dr Kevin Barker and Kwame Dawes)

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Babylon system is a vampire

Sucking the blood of the sufferah

(“Babylon System”)

In Rasta iconography and cosmology, Babylon represents a complex spiritual and political force that allows Rastas to explore issues of diaspora, oppression and liberation with the contemporary space. Reading the use of “babylon” in Marley’s oeuvre offers a remarkable insight into his poetic skills, his prophetic vision and his political clarity.

This lecture will feature discussion and insight from poet and author Kwame Dawes.

This is a free event, however booking is required.

Law On Trial 2017: Religion On Trial

The School of Law’s annual ‘Law On Trial’ event, a week-long programme of free to attend public lectures and panel discussions will this year focus on the theme of religion. It will be: ‘Religion On Trial’. Running from Monday 12th to Friday 16th June 2017, the event brings together academics, recognised internationally as authorities in their field, both from the School of Law's own ranks and from around the world.

Sign up to the week's events via the links below:

Monday, 12th June 2017 - “Why Does Liberalism Find It So Hard To Cope With Religious Identity?”

Tuesday, 13th June 2017- “Babylon System: Prophecy and Political Advocacy in Marley’s Lyric”

Wednesday, 14th June 2017 - "Islamic Law and Gender Justice"

Thursday, 15th June 2017 - “Islamic Finance: the Middle East, Malaysia, and the West”

Friday, 16th June 2017 - “Demystifying Secularization"

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