Our People

Sharing the Lebanese story

Jo-Marie Zakour, President of the Syrian Lebanese Women Association of Trinidad and Tobago (SLWATT), signs a copy of the book, Finding a New World by Professor George Nader at a handover ceremony at the Alma Jordan Library (AJL) on February 5. The handover continues a partnership established between AJL’s West Indiana and Special Collections Division (WISC) and the Syrian Lebanese community that began in 2019. Through the assistance of SLWATT member Mrs Norma Hadad, the history and experiences of the Syrian Lebanese community are being recorded for the Oral and Pictorial Records Programme (OPReP). To date, several octogenarians have been interviewed for this collection by Dr Glenroy Taitt, Senior Librarian at WISC. Finding a New World documents the history of the Syrian Lebanese community in Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados.