LiTTribute to LondonTTown is the next stop in our literary odyssey to recognise and underscore the global character and relevance of fiction, even those from small islands like Trinidad and Tobago.
It will take place on July 15, 2013 and will feature
readings and presentations inspired by LiTTscapes – Landscapes of Fiction from Trinidad and Tobago.
High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, His
Excellency Garvin Nicholas said: “The Trinidad and Tobago High Commission looks
forward to showcasing the work of one of our talented local authors. In
‘Littscapes’, Dr. Rampersad has brought to light Trinidad and Tobago’s rich
literary tradition and unique heritage. This event will provide an important
platform for highlighting the complex history and fascinating social landscape
of Trinidad and Tobago to a British audience”.
As with other LiTTributes held
earlier this year – to the Mainland in Guyana and to the Antilles in
Antigua - this will encourage rethinking how we may better engage with and
utilise the rich literary outpourings as represented in LiTTscapes to develop
synergies with the international community for social and economic development
in film, music, entertainment and education sectors.
It is well established that the relationship between
Trinidad and Tobago and Europe, particularly the British Empire, has been the
primary axis from which all of our written literature has emerged. This is
evident even in books that do not engage directly with the colonial condition in
the effects and influences of the English language, literature, education, and
political and social systems and institutions.
LiTTscapes represents this
relationship from the earliest writings of Sir Walter Raleigh to the current
day among the 100-plus works by more than 60 writers, including those who made
London their home such as Naipaul, Selvon, Lakshmi Seetaram-Persaud and others.
LiTTscapes has been acclaimed as a groundbreaking pictoral yet encyclopaedic
compendium of the lifestyles, landscapes, architecture, cultures, festivals and
institutions in its full colour easy reading documentary/travelogue/biography
representation of Trinidad and Tobago and its fiction as represented in more
than 100 fictional works by some 60 writers. It is available at bookshops or
LiTTribute to LondonTTown follows on the recent
LiTTribute to the Antilles staged in Antigua in March, LiTTurgy to the Mainland in Guyana in
February, and LiTTribute to the Republic
of Trinidad and Tobago, hosted by the First Lady of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr
Jean Ramjohn Richards and Dr Rampersad in September 2012. LiTTscapes was launched at
White Hall – one of Trinidad and Tobago’s Magnificent Seven buildings as part
of the islands 50th anniversary of independence in August 2012.
Persons wishing to get involved and For invitations
and details Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
https://sites.google.com/site/krisrampersadglobal; facebook.com/kris.rampersad1LiTTscapes, LiTtributes, LiTTour Album Facebook .
Friday, June 14, 2013
LiTTscapes’ literary odyssey goes to London
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Media, Cultural and Literary Consultant, Facilitator, Educator and Practitioner.