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Vincentians to launch new book today

Vincentians to launch new book today


A new book edited by Vincentians will be launched today Friday, March 16, 2007 at 5.00 p.m. at the UWI Centre, Murray Road. It is edited by Dr. Kenneth John, Dr. Baldwin King and Cheryl L. A. King. The book “Quest For Caribbean Unity: Beyond Colonialism ” was published in November 2006 by KINGS-SVG Publishers.

This volume is the second in a trilogy on the republication of essays and commentaries that appeared in “Flambeau” magazine between 1965 and 1968 in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.{{more}}

The first volume entitled “Search for Identity” was launched in July 2006 and focused on St. Vincent and the Grenadines. This volume focuses on the wider Caribbean as well as on philosophical and religious topics, among others.

The authors are mostly Vincentian-born but there are a few invited contributors from other Caribbean countries as well from U.S.A. and the former Yugoslavia. The editors believe that many of the essays still have such relevance to today’s Caribbean society that republication is appropriate. For example, Kenneth John’s “The Guyanese Situation” which put the whole Guyanese situation in its political, economic and social context in 1965 is, in some sense, prophetic when we look at what has happened to Guyana society over the past forty years. Arnhim Eustace’s “Obstacles To Economic Growth” discussed the tremendous hurdles that small island states confront in the development process, hurdles that still exist today. So, many of the essays provide a benchmark against which to judge the progress that has been made over the last forty years in Caribbean society.

Books will be on sale for EC$70 each. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome.