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{gallery}http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157629116498661/{/gallery} The Department of Liberal Arts, UWI St Augustine hosted Dialogues 2010—a collaborative launch of recent book-length publications by members of the Department. This launch took place on Thursday 11th November, 2010 at the Centre for Language Learning (CLL), The UWI, St. Augustine Campus.

Dialogues 2010 featured Language Education and Policy in Fiji: A Culturometric Investigation of Ethnic Values. Vols 1 & 2 by Béatrice Boufoy Bastick (Lambert Academic Publishing 2010); and Ancestories: Readings of Kamau Braithwaite’s Ancestors by Professor Emeritus Gordon Rohlehr (Lexicon 2010). Also launched were three works of fiction and three edited journal collections.

Works of fiction included: Moving Right Along: Caribbean Stories in Honour of John Cropper edited by Funso Aiyejina with Judy Stone. Two award-winning works of fiction: Barbara Lalla’s Cascade: A Novel (UWI Press 2010), Winner of the UWI Press Inaugural Fiction Award; and Jennifer Rahim’s collection of short stories Approaching Sabbaths (Peepal Tree Press 2009), winner of the prestigious Casa de las Américas Prize for Caribbean Literature in English.

Three edited journal collections: “Where is Here: Remapping the Caribbean” Journal of West Indian Literature Vol. 18 No. 2, edited by Jean Antoine; “Caribbean Religion and Politics: A Model for Cultural Change” Wadabagei: A Journal of the Caribbean and its Diaspora. 12 (3) Winter 2009, edited by Maarit Forde and Diana Paton; and “The Culture of Violence: A Trinidad and Tobago Case Study” Caribbean Review of Gender Vol 4: 2010, edited by Valerie Youssef and Paula Morgan.


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