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Interrogating History and Researching the Unknown: Looking for Lost Caribbean Lit

Interrogating History and Researching the Unknown: Looking for Lost Caribbean Lit

Street art, Bristol Uk Photo credit: Paul Townsend   By Zakiya Mckenzie  June 2018 will mark seventy years since the of docking of the Empire Windrush – the iconic ship that sailed from Jamaica to London in 1948, bringing the first mass influx of West Indian’s […]

Andre Bagoo On writing ‘The Agony and Ecstasy of Eric Williams’

Andre Bagoo On writing ‘The Agony and Ecstasy of Eric Williams’

Photo credit: Marlon James On March 22nd, 1981, Mongolia sent a man to space, John McCain’s father died in a military plane, the top song in the US was ‘Keep On Loving You’ by REO Speedwagon, British summer time began, and Eric Williams sat at […]

Dutty Bookman on the importance of archiving individuals

Dutty Bookman on the importance of archiving individuals

Documenting the realities of the present time is essential to the preservation of culture. Moreover, the crucial, foundational element of any collective story is the story of the individual. Although my story, and the telling of it, matters to me most of all, the very […]