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UWI CCFA to mount “Guinea’s Other Suns”

For Release Upon Receipt - March 1, 2007

St. Augustine

This year, in keeping with the United Nation’s commemoration of the Bi-centenary of the Abolition of the British slave trade, the Centre for Creative and Festival Arts, The University of the West Indies in collaboration with The University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) will be mounting a dramatic production entitled, “Guinea’s Other Suns.”

Based on the book by Trinidadian Professor Maureen Warner Lewis “Guinea’s Other Suns” gives voice to the African experience in the slave trade and its abolition.  The play, in being as historically accurate as possible, contains actual accounts and narratives from people who themselves were enslaved or were the ancestors of enslaved people. These accounts assist in showing  African people not as objects called ‘slaves’, but rather as individuals affected by the process of enslavement. This play is part of a Festival celebrating the Twentieth (20th) Anniversary of the Centre for Creative and Festival Arts (CCFA).

The Festival is named “Inward Stretch, Outward Reach” and participants include the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies and the Barbados Community College. Locally, in addition to the CCFA, there will be performances by the Division of Culture, Tobago, Youth Training Centre, the Paul Robeson Institute and other groups.

The Festival runs from 8th to 25th March 2007, every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Learning Resource Centre, UWI.  In addition to dramatic performances, there will also be workshops for students and members of the public.


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