Yesterday marked the start of ALA’s National Library Week 2011 and this year’s theme is “Create your own story @your library.” If you’re looking for new stories to add to your arsenal, be sure to check out the Stone Center Library’s latest display of new titles.
Interested in Caribbean topics? Then today’s highlights might be right up your alley. Click on the links below for more information, or come by the library to browse in person!
- Post-Colonial Trinidad: An Ethnographic Journal. 2010. Colin Clarke and Gillian Clarke.
“Clarke and Clarke have created a journal that provides an ethnographic record of the East Indians and Creoles of San Fernando–and the entire sugar belt south of the town known as Naparima. They record socio-political relations during the second year of Trinidad’s independence (1964), and provide first-hand evidence for the workings of a complex, plural society in which race, religion, and politics had become, and have remained, deeply intertwined.”
- Only West Indians: Creole Nationalism in the British West Indies. 2010. F.S.J. Ledgister
“Contrary to popular belief, the ideology of empire in the nineteenth-century British produced a number of West Indian Creoles who took the language and values of Britain’s supposedly liberal empire and turned them upside down. . . Inverting the racist hierarchy of nineteenth-century British imperial thought, twentieth-century political activists in the British West Indies used the concepts of liberal ideology to claim that the subject people of the West Indies constituted a Creole nation that deserved the right to govern itself.”
- Imaging the Caribbean: Culture and Visual Translation. 2009. Patricia Mohammed
“This ground-breaking study of the Caribbean’s iconography traces the history of visual representations of the region, as perceived by outsider and insider alike, over the last five hundred years.”
- Making Caribbean Dance: Continuity and Creativity in Island Cultures. 2010. Edited by Susanna Sloat.
“Artists, teachers, administrators, and researchers survey many facets of dance in the region, both folk dance from African and colonial heritages, and art dance that has mingled those traditions with others around the world.”
- Gordon K. Lewis on Race, Class and Ideology in the Caribbean. 2010. Gordon K. Lewis / Edited and with an Introduction by Anthony P. Maingot
“Lewis’ last manuscript, The Modern Caribbean: a New Voyage of Discovery,” was scheduled to be published about the time of his death in 1991. Most of the chapters in this volume come from that previously unpublished work, although a few others are included. Lewis, a social scientist who was based at the University of Puerto Rico since 1955, wrote widely on the Caribbean from an interdisciplinary point of view.”
Coming tomorrow: new titles on display relating to other aspects of the African diaspora.