Bocas Lit Fest

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NGC Bocas Lit Fest
28 April - 1 May 2022

KNOW WHERE YOU COME FROM

To chart bold new directions, we need to understand where we’re starting from. We open our 2022 festival with a focus on iconic Caribbean figures of the past who are still setting the agenda for the present and future.

April 28, 2022
6:10 pm - 6:25 pm
Online

2022 Schedule

A rerun of the special-edition spoken word video event which launched the NGC Bocas Lit Fest’s “season of change”! Five of T&T’s most talented spoken word poets — Derron Sandy, Dominique Friday, Kyle Hernandez, Gabrielle Murray, and Kleon McPherson — share their hopes, concerns, and inspirations for 2022
April 28, 2022
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Online

2022 Schedule

The Guyanese activist Andaiye (1942–2019) is considered one of the most transformative figures in the struggle for social and political rights in the post-Independence Caribbean, working with colleagues as diverse as Walter Rodney, George Lamming, the Caribbean Association for Feminist Research and Action (CAFRA), and the groundbreaking Red Thread collective. She was also a writer, …

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April 28, 2022
7:45 pm - 7:55 pm

2022 Schedule

The new anthology 100+ Voices for Miss Lou brings together dozens of Jamaican and Caribbean writers and performers in tribute to the legendary Louise Bennett-Coverley (1919–2006). Editor Opal Palmer Adisa tells us why Miss Lou’s words and ideas remain so powerfully compelling, with readings from poems by and about the late icon.
April 28, 2022
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Online

2022 Schedule

Writer, historian, philosopher, mentor: C.L.R. James (1901–1989) has shaped four generations of Caribbean and global scholars and activists, and his work seems more relevant by the day. As a major new biography of the celebrated Trinidadian intellectual is finally published, biographer John L. Williams talks to scholar Aaron Kamugisha about the challenges of documenting a …

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