- Jamaica’s failed education system.
- Class prejudice and its impact on the poor in Jamaica.
- The hidden backstabbing politics of dancehall personalities.
- Child abuse/corporal punishment and its use as an acceptable means of disciplining children.
- The challenges of raising children with autism and other special needs.
- Teenage pregnancy and parenting and the challenges that arise when there is no support system.
- The loss of a child and the grief that ensues; coping.
- The overall challenges of growing up in the ghetto and the force of will required to change that reality.
- Financial intelligence; the importance of saving toward goals.
Head of Ghetto People Publishing, Michael Dawson has high hopes for the project. “We are very proud to have published this powerful book from Patrick. There are a lot of things wrong with our society: the way some people treat their children, our political system, the way we treat the less fortunate in Jamaica – especially the poor and physically challenged.
Most people won’t talk about it but Patrick will force our people to start having these conversations – the uncomfortable ones, the painful ones – the conversations we must start having if we are going to make our society better.”
The Road to Zion will be launched during the Kingston Book Fair at Devon House on Saturday March 7, 2015 where there will be copies available on sale. Copies will also be available through the book’s official website www.roadtozionbook.com, amazon.com and local book retailers across the island. Leading up to the launch there will be giveaways of autographed copies of the book on the Facebook page The Road to Zion and twitter.