Fire Rush Jacqueline Crooks
dmg media (UK)
Jonathan Cape £16.99 In South London in 1979, Yamaye and her two friends, Rumer and Asase, live for the weekends, dancing in ‘The Crypt’ and losing themselves in sound as the ‘Dub Master’ spins ‘versions of delayed time’. Their friendship and their world fall apart when police violence stalks the city. Written in Jamaican patois, and moving from riot-filled London to gangland Bristol before eventually crossing the ocean to Jamaica, Fire Rush is a lyrical debut powered by uncompromising political force.