Catch a Fire: The Life of Bob Marley - Chapter 11: Rat Race Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 11: Rat Race Summary and Analysis

As soon as Marley lands in Delaware, he hates it. Everything is too fast and noisy for him. He breaks the news of his marriage to his mother in stages. First he tells her that he is madly in love with her and then continues to bring her up. When Ciddy tells him that he sounds lovesick and should go out to a club to find a girl, Marley tells her that he can't — he and Rita are married. She is shocked and even more shocked that he wants to return to his "rathole" life in the ghetto and the music business.

While Marley is gone, the Wailers continue to try writing with Peter Tosh being the most aggressive and releasing songs that are sub-par to what the Wailers typically record.

It is announced that His...

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