“Imagining the Guyanas” features Guyanese Authors in London – October 27, 2016
Date: 27/10/2016 – 17:00
Institute: School of Advanced Study – University of London
Type: Other events
Venue: The Chancellor’s Hall, First Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Speakers at the ‘Rose Hall Panel’ chaired by Judith Misrahi-Barak and Clem Seecharan: Cyril Dabydeen, Gaiutra Bahadur, Jan Lowe Shinebourne
Journalist Gaiutra Bahadur and authors Cyril Dabydeen and Jan Lowe Shinebourne were born in the Canje District, in Berbice, Guyana. They all grew up on, or close to, the Rose Hall Estate and have maintained a strong bond with Guyana through their writing, scholarship, and their commitment to human rights. Imagining the Guyanas provides a rare opportunity for these leading Guyanese intellectuals to meet in a free public event following conference proceedings to discuss, among other topics, the autobiographical narrative, the diasporic existence, the Rose Hall Estate and Guyana as a source of creativity, and the epistemology of belonging.