In Tribute

Honouring our literary heritage and our great writers, past and present
Day 1
27 Apr 2017

The legacy of C.L.R. James

Almost three decades after his death, the revolutionary insights and ideas of C.L.R. James seem to grow only more relevant. As we open the festival and a special day-long series...
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Discussion: C.L.R. James reconsidered

What can James’s writings and ideas tell us about contemporary predicaments, in T&T, the Caribbean, and the wider world? Labour leader David Abdulah and scholars Kenneth Ramchand, Bridget Brereton, and...
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Aaron Kamugisha
Bridget Brereton
David Abdulah
Ken Ramchand

CLR vs the Doc: an extempo debate

Master calypsonians Black Sage and Short Pants debate the relationship between C.L.R. James and Prime Minister Eric Williams in unique extempo style.
Black Sage

Film: Every Cook Can Govern – the life, impact & work of CLR James

Documentary ∙ 2016 ∙ 121 mins ∙ United Kingdom Directors: Ceri Dingle and Rob Harris This historical tour-de-force interweaves never-before-seen footage of C.L.R. James himself with personal contributions from those who...
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Day 2
30 Apr 2017

Where is the Best book?

Lloyd Best was one of the Caribbean’s seminal thinkers, whose ideas have infiltrated our political and cultural discourse. But his deliberate avoidance of book-publishing, and his reliance on newspapers and...
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