[Founding father] Manley was a talented athlete, and he promoted track and field as part of the formation of an independent national identity.
Around this grew a nationwide infrastructure of running associations. Where institutions failed the economy, they proved to be champions in fostering athletics.
In a similar vein, Patterson also looks at how the music industry has had enormous success beyond Bob Marley’s hits, in spite of the island’s limited resources.
Equianoism is the answer. Coincidentally Equiano was an Igbo Jamaican.