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MIAMI (AP) Almost fifty years ago, a loose confederation of Caribbean islands broke apart as two members established their independence after centuries of colonization.
colonial themes and generational shifts in the region's art and literature ahead of next year's 50th anniversary of the islands' independence.
on Nov. 19. "I don't think we regret for a moment that we took that decision, but what is the price that we've paid?"
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Independence celebrations on those islands and in their diaspora communities should include questions about whether those governments represent the modern Caribbean's concerns or are still fixated on their colonial past, said Solomon, a Miami Dade College professor and poet who was born in Trinidad.
Trinidad and Tobago will consider whether the nations' independence has lived up to its promise or changed the Caribbean identity.
Mervyn Solomon, who coordinates the book fair's "Caribbean Voices" program, organized a showcase of fiction and poetry from the English speaking Caribbean and panels discussing post Balenciaga Pink Clutch Bag
"This is a place where you have an audience that really gets that experience of immigration, exile, discontinuity, questioning home and identity," said McCallum, who teaches at Bucknell University in Pennsylvania. She'll read Nov. It's a layered language that's equally fluent in standard English and in the island quirks of vocabulary and grammar, which makes Caribbean literature sound different from any other.
"You're going to hear orality, and patois or vernacular or creole," McCallum says.
As an example, she points this season's "Project Runway" winner, Anya Ayoung Chee, who was a "Caribbean designer" on the reality show but when she won, Caribbean media identified her as only a Trinidadian designer.
"We only think of ourselves as Caribbean in terms of how we're described by others, but our writing is focused on individual countries," Flanagan said. She will moderate the panel on post colonial themes on Nov. 19. It has begun a yearlong research project called "Fifty Fifty" to reflect on 50 years of independence.
"Perhaps 50 years is a very short time in making these questions, but we remain very small islands," said Meeks, who will be discussing post colonial themes in the Caribbean Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Nappa Tote Bag
The West Indies Federation, consisting of 10 British territories in the Caribbean, collapsed in 1962 when Jamaica withdrew to establish an independent government. The two island territory of Trinidad and Tobago gained independence Guess Iphone 6 Plus Case that same year.
Miami book fair reflects on Caribbean independence
It's a discussion sure to resonate in Miami, where so many residents share Caribbean roots, said Shara McCallum, a poet who moved from Jamaica to Miami as a child.
Separate events at the book fair, which runs Nov. 13 20 at Miami Dade College, focus on works about the Caribbean's main newsmakers, Cuba and Haiti, including a presentation by Dr.
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