Thank You

The GPI would like to say a big THANK YOU to #NationalLottery players who’ve made it possible for the National Lottery Heritage Fund to fund our emergency grant, enabling us to pay GPI salaries for the next four months. We really appreciate the help and support.








Your Local Arena- Caribbean Nights - Poetry

On what would have been the pioneering poet Kamau Brathwaite’s 90th birthday today, the GPI in collaboration with Lucy Hannah and Speaking Volumes launches publicity for an exciting production! Your Local Arena is a Lucy Hannah and Speaking Volumes co-production featuring BBC’s Arena film archive. It is funded by Arts Council England.

Caribbean Nights: Poetry 

Michael La Rose writes on representing the GPI and New Beacon Books at the funeral of Kamau Brathwaite

Representation at the funeral of Edward Kamau Brathwaite 21st

GPI|Covid-19 Update

Greetings to all supporters, researchers and other participants in GPI activities, 

Negus: A tribute in Kamau’s own verse by Linton Kwesi Johnson

Please click on the link below to listen to Kamau Brathwaite’s poem Negus rendered by friend and fellow poet Linton Kwesi Johnson

Tributes to Kamau Brathwaite continue

We continue to compile material from various individuals for a forthcoming detailed memorial essay on our friend Kamau who died on 4 February.

Peepal Tree Press have paid tribute to the academic and poet at

The Death of Kamau Brathwaite

It was with sadness that we received news of the death of the academic and poet Kamau Brathwaite in his home island of Barbados yesterday.

Black Liberation in the Age of Trump - Link to Online Copy of Abdul Alkalimat's Lecture

As mentioned in our recent Newsletter No. 27, here is the link to the presentation delivered by Abdul Alkalimat on 15 January 2020:

Newsletter 27

Welcome to our 27th Newsletter and our first of this new decade. Most of you would already have received it via email and it shall also be sent out via Mailchimp. Bear with us as we sort out the link for the slaper of our first public event this year: Abdul Alkalimat's presentation Black Liberation in the Age of Trump which took place on 15 January. 

Black Liberation in the Age of Trump: Wednesday 15 January

Happy New Year to You!

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