Black History Month 2013

Published Thursday, 07 March 2013
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In celebration of Black History Month 2013, the Barbados Community College Library highlights the works of three Caribbean artists: George Lamming (1927), novelist, historian and essayist; Kamau Brathwaite (1930), poet, sociologist and playwright and Robert Nesta “Bob” Marley (1945 – 1981), singer, songwriter and musician.


The year 2013 is a significant milestone for these three artists.  It marks sixty (60) years for the outstanding West Indian classic, ‘In the Castle of My Skin’ by George Lamming; forty (40) years for Kamau Brathwaite’s work – ‘The Arrivants: A New World Trilogy’ (1973); and Bob Marley’s work was featured at the 2013 Grammy Awards by Barbadian singer, Rihanna.


Displays honouring the works of these artists are in the College Library.


On Thursday, March 7th at 12.30 pm, there will be a cultural presentation by students of the Fine Arts Division in tribute to these illustrious Caribbean creative icons.


 In the Castle of My Skin DisplayKamau BrathwaiteBob Marley Display