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UWI Liberal Arts Department presents “Dialogues”

For Release Upon Receipt - November 9, 2010

St. Augustine

The Department of Liberal Arts, UWI St Augustine, will host Dialogues 2010—a collaborative launch of recent book length publications by members of the Department. This launch will take place on Thursday 11th November, 2010 at the Centre for Language Learning (CLL), The UWI, St. Augustine Campus, from 5pm. The event is free of charge and all are invited to attend. 

Dialogues 2010 will feature Language Education and Policy in Fiji: A Culturometric Investigation of Ethnic Values. Vols 1&2 by Béatrice Boufoy Bastick (Lambert Academic Publishing 2010); and Ancestories: Readings of Kamau Braithwaite’s Ancestors by Professor Emeritus Gordon Rohlehr (Lexicon 2010).

Three works of fiction will also be launched, including Moving Right Along: Caribbean Stories in Honour of John Cropper edited by Funso Aiyejina with Judy Stone. Two award-winning works of fiction will be featured—Barbara Lalla’s Cascade: A Novel (UWI Press 2010), Winner of the UWI Press Inaugural Fiction Award; and Jennifer Rahim’s collection of short stories Approaching Sabbaths (Peepal Tree Press 2009), winner of the prestigious Casa de las Américas Prize for Caribbean Literature in English.

Three edited journal collections will also be launched. “Where is Here: Remapping the Caribbean” Journal of West Indian Literature Vol. 18 No. 2, edited by Jean Antoine; “Caribbean Religion and Politics: A Model for Cultural Change” Wadabagei: A Journal of the Caribbean and its Diaspora. 12 (3) Winter 2009, edited by Maarit Forde and Diana Paton; and “The Culture of Violence: A Trinidad and Tobago Case Study” Caribbean Review of Gender Vol 4: 2010, edited by Valerie Youssef and Paula Morgan.

For more information, visit the Department website at or contact Paula Morgan at (868) 662-2002 Ext. 2031 or Patrice Quammie Ext. 4235.

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