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Amber Officer-Narvasa

is a writer and researcher based in New York.

Ebony G. Patterson: ...to dig between the cuts, beneath the leaves, below the soil?

In 1899, the British colonial administration in Jamaica passed a set of legislation known as the Public Gardens Regulation Act. Designed to systematize the maintenance of public spaces throughout the island, the act established a framework of policing and punishment on “any land maintained at public expense.”


The Brooklyn Rail

JUL-AUG 2020

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