Sarah's Backchat from the Bocas Litfest

Trinidad April 2013 – my first trip for 14 years, and my first visit without John. I have been invited down by the Bocas Litfest to receive an award on behalf of New Beacon Books. I am combining this honour with a long needed visit to John’s family in Arima.

A Tribute to Jayne Cortez

Dig My Archives Pop-Up Exhibition

Dig My Archives
A pop-up exhibition of the two-year Dig My Archives Schools Project run by the George Padmore Institute

Archive Showcase: May

We are starting a monthly archive showcase at the GPI. Each month we will be highlighting an item from our archive, writing about it, posting up images, or appealing for information. Below is the first of these showcases - one of our regular volunteers, Heiba Lamara, has been reading the Blackman Journal. Watch out for further showcases from next month in our news stream and on our Facebook page.

The GPI at the Bocas Lit Fest

Sarah White, the GPI's secretary, left for Port-of-Spain, Trinidad on Wednesday 17th April for the country's third annual Bocas Lit Fest. She is there to give an informal presentation on the work of her partner, the late John La Rose, New Beacon Books and the George Padmore Institute, as well as to accept a lifetime achievement award. The Bocas Lit Fest has this year inaugurated The Henry Swanzy Award for Distinguished Service to Caribbean Letters which honours service to Caribbean literature by broadcasters, critics, editors, publishers and others.

GPI Archive is back online

The GPI's archive catalogue is now back online! Although we haven't yet made the current Dream to Change the World files public, the other collections in our archive can once again be searched online- these include the following collections - the Caribbean Artists Movement, the International Bookfairs of Radical, Black and Third World Books, the European Action for Racial Equality and Social Justice, the Black Education Movement and the Black Parents Movement, the John La Rose Collection, our UK and Caribbean journals and newspaper collection and the New Cross Massacre Campaign.


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