Tag: literary archives

Kendel Hippolyte on the St. Lucian Folk Research Centre fire

Kendel Hippolyte on the St. Lucian Folk Research Centre fire

My bond with the Folk Research Centre reaches back forty years – to 1977, when I came back from Jamaica to spend a year to help me determine whether I would settle in Saint Lucia or in Jamaica. I had left home in 1972 and […]

Alexandra Stewart and the Talking Postcards

Alexandra Stewart and the Talking Postcards

There are talking postcards in The Alma Jordan Library! Go to the third floor and ask for The West Indiana and Special Collections Section. Don’t tell them that you’re here to speak to the postcards (they won’t let you in) instead request the Michael Goldberg […]

Celeste Mohammed on the archival inspiration for ‘Hart’s Cut’

Celeste Mohammed on the archival inspiration for ‘Hart’s Cut’

I always follow my gut. So, when I accepted the commission to visit the archives at Alma Jordan Library, UWI, St. Augustine, and craft an original literary piece, I knew I would be writing about the Americans’ WWII presence in Trinidad. That period in our […]

‘Oh Eric, Me Too!’, Anu Lakhan on Eric Roach Manuscripts

‘Oh Eric, Me Too!’, Anu Lakhan on Eric Roach Manuscripts

I get the same feeling from libraries I get from being in a cold country. A deep and life-long aversion to anything wintery drives me like a cornered thing towards warmth; I look for shelter and heat and a very, very small place. A screen […]

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 […]