In today’s Sunday Gleaner, Howard Campbell takes a look at Dennis ‘Jabari’ Reynolds, and his Jamaican patois dictionary – Jabari Authentic Jamaican Dictionary of the Jamic Language: Featuring, Jamaican Patwa And Rasta Iyaric, Pronunciations And Definitions.
His patois translator … was originally released in 2006 by Around The Way Books of Westbury, Connecticut. It was done while he was incarcerated in the United States. The book was recently distributed locally through the Novelty Trading Company, one year after the author was deported. Given the evolution of the Jamaican dialect, he is already preparing a second edition … more here
This book is available online at Amazon.