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By Rachel Mann
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February 17, 2012      
Activist Dutty Bookman Presents Memoir at Howard University Bookstore Book Signing Event

WASHINGTON, DC  – Washington-based author and international activist Dutty Bookman will present his memoir “Tried and True: Revelations of a Rebellious Youth” on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 5 p.m. at the Howard University Bookstore. The event will feature guest speaker Dr. Greg Carr, chairman of Howard’s Afro-American Studies department. The event is sponsored by the Caribbean Student Association and International Pals. The event is free and open to the public.

“I'm excited about my first U.S. book event being presented to Howard students because, apart from its reputation of excellence, it feels like home,” said Bookman.

The event will resonate with students who are interested in international relations and communications. Bookman will share his experiences in being an agent of change in Jamaica as well as his positions with the Bob Marley foundation, Africa Unite Symposium 2008 and Tuff Gong International.

Dutty Bookman authored the memoir to detail his post-university efforts to mobilize the Jamaican youth and his personal growth along the way. Born Gavin Hutchinson in Jamaica, the 29 year old grew up with a particular interest in the sciences. While  pursuing a degree in Aerospace, he changed his focus and immersed himself in the humanities. He later graduated with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies including concentrations in Communication, International Relations and Information Technology.

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