Defending the Castle of Our Skins; George Lamming Anti-Colonialism & Anti-Racism will be the focus of the Sixth George Lamming Distinguished Lecture which will be held on June 30, at the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination’s, Walcott Warner Theatre, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Delivered by Professor Charles Mills, the lecture will draw on George Lamming’s fiction and essays from his distinguished multi-decade literary and intellectual career, to bring out some of the key points of his anti-colonial and anti-racist vision.
This year the lecture celebrates Barbados’ 50th Anniversary of Independence, the Fifth Anniversary of Barbados’ UNESCO Inscription of Bridgetown and its Historic Garrison and is part of the celebrations for National Heritage Month.
“The EBCCI is pleased to partner with the people of Barbados in the celebration of their Golden Jubilee and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth in their annual celebrations of Heritage Month. We do hope that this special lecture provides further enlightenment on the works of one of our most prolific political novelists, as we continue to further the understanding of the discussion of the importance of the creative imagination and innovation, on the cusp of Barbados’ fiftieth anniversary of Independence and the development of the national identity,” says Professor Gladstone Yearwood, Director of the EBCCI.
As a 50th Anniversary of Independence event, patrons can look forward to photo opportunities with the Commemorative Broken Trident, purchase 50th Anniversary of Independence Memorabilia and a Book Fair. Parking is provided at the CARICOM Research Park, adjacent to the Centre. All are invited to attend.
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