Caribbean Literary Heritage

Caribbean Literary Heritage is an open access resource that explores where to find writers’ papers, why literary archives matter and how we can preserve them, which writers we may have overlooked, and how writers today engage with the literary past.

“Without memory, can there be history?”

M. NourbeSe Philip

Our mission is to…

Recover the past and safeguard the future by:

  • Fostering conversations between academics, authors and archivists,
  • Increasing awareness about lesser-known or overlooked aspects of the Caribbean’s rich literary history,
  • Bringing forward a fuller literary history of the Anglophone Caribbean, and
  • Encouraging today’s writers to think about preserving their papers in the digital age.

Our research is generously funded by the Leverhulme Trust.

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