by Helen Melody, Lead Curator for Up to date Literary and Inventive Archives. Mentor, Pal, Activist: Andrew Salkey a Man of Many Hats is a British Library convention held in collaboration with Goldsmiths Centre for Caribbean and Diaspora Research, MA Black British Literature (Goldsmiths) and The Eccles Centre for American Research on the British Library.
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I'm delighted to announce that registration has opened for a digital convention on the Jamaican author and broadcaster, Andrew Salkey (1928-1995). The convention can be held on the afternoons of Friday 5th (13.30-17.00) and Saturday 6th November (13.30-16.40).
The convention will have a good time the legacy of Andrew Salkey (1928-1995) by exploring his varied writing initiatives and his contributions to the Caribbean literary neighborhood by his involvement with the Caribbean Artists Motion, and black publishing in Britain. Andrew Salkey was a co-founder of the Caribbean Artists Motion and lynchpin of the BBC’s Caribbean Service. He embodied the Black Radical Custom in his writing, his politics, and in his assist for different artistic people. Twenty-six years after his demise, this convention seeks to reclaim his legacy and amplify his voice.
The programme will embrace a keynote by Professor Robert A. Hill, a number one scholar on Marcus Garvey and Analysis Professor on the Division of Historical past on the College of California, Los Angeles who was a pal of and collaborator with Salkey. There may even be ‘in dialog’ and panel classes, guided readings of Salkey’s work, and an opportunity to see gadgets from the Salkey archive, which is held on the British Library.
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