Ian Randle Publishers
State of Mind : Politics, Uncertainty and the Search for the Jamaican Dream
Chris Tufton
Biographies & Memoirs
State of Mind : Politics, Uncertainty and the Search for the Jamaican Dream
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An honest, unflinching look at Jamaican politics, Chris Tufton’s grounded, accessible account of his first-hand experience in competitive party politics and in democratic governance offers a view of Jamaican politics that is rarely seen. From his political formation in high school, to his joining Young Jamaica at UWI, Mona, Tufton shares a detailed account of his involvement with the National Democratic Movement, his return to the Jamaica Labour Party and his subsequent successful run for a seat in parliament in 2007. The nuanced, reflective account of his time in office as a cabinet minister, alongside his role as a deputy leader of the JLP, gives an insider perspective on the challenges of leadership. The devastating loss of his seat by 13 votes in the 2011 elections, and the ensuing volatility of his political career, including near exile from the JLP, up until his unlikely comeback in 2016, are recounted with humility and self-awareness.In situating his own journey in the broader context of Jamaican political culture, State of Mind offers a realistic view of the weaknesses in Jamaica’s democracy, and the factors that keep Jamaica from moving forward as it ought to. Throughout his telling of the details and dynamics of the nitty-gritty of Jamaican politics, Tufton candidly shares aspects of his own life, as he grapples with the role of the church, race and colour, gender, and other controversial issues, and brings to these topics an original perspective that is likely to stir lively debate.

Introduction: Why This Book
1. A Jamaican Story
2. Ole’ Time Religion
3. No Child Prodigy
4. Political Awakening
5. Night Shift
6. Micey at Mona
7. Maximize Management
8. World of Work
9. Mentors and Masters
10. At the Lecturer’s Podium
11. NDM
12. By-election
13. England
14. Brain Drain
15. Prodigal Son
16. G2K
17. Brown Man Curse
18. Golding
19. Senate, Round One
20. St Elizabeth South West
21. MP
22. Locked in the Cabinet
23. Cassava Man
24. Bitter Sugar
25. Ruby
26. Deputy Leader
27. Reshuffle
28. Resignation
29. Prime Minister Holness
30. Thirteen Votes
31. Agony and Defeat
32. Father
33. Leadership Challenge
34. Saying Goodbye
35. Rapprochement
36. St Catherine West Central
37. Election 2016
38. For Now…
Postscript: January 2019
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