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Imagine what would be, if history had occurred a bit differently. Who says it didn't, somewhere? These fictional news items explore that possibility. Written by Alternate Historian

July 15

In 1977, on this day at his Addis Ababa headquarters in Ethiopia the iconic leader of the Semitic-African Resistance Nesta Robert (Bob) Marley learnt the dreadful truth that his days of running like a fugitive were numbered.

Protocols of the Elders of Zion
Tuff Gong takes a final bow
The discovery of a type of malignant melanoma under the nail of one of his toes was a terrible, double tragedy because the lesion was primarily caused by an injury during a soccer match with street kids. The wheel of destiny was surely turning for Marley that day because he only narrowly avoided being shot by Sherriff John Brown, the hated collaborator who led a Nazi Death Squad to the game on the Hope Road.

"Rise up this morning, Smiled with the rising sun. Three little birds pitch by my doorstep singing sweet songs of melodies pure and true"
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After the doctors had taken their leave, he fell into a deep reverie. Moses-like, he stood at the top of a huge mountain whilst his African-Semitic peoples entered a new Israel, located right here in Ethiopia. Fading into a second dream where he was performing his music to an ecstatic mixed audience quite unimaginable in the racially segregated New Reich.

Startled awake at dawn, he noticed that three little birds had pitched on his doorstep. Then the telephone rang, a strangely calm man called John Lennon was calling from a city well known to Marley and his diaspora. The former slave port of Liverpool.
Part one of the novel can be downloaded here and continues as a thread on this site.






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