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Manuscript, Manuscript annotation, Playscript, Typescript
Trinidadian-born Errol John won the Observer’s prize for Best New Playwright with Moon on a Rainbow Shawl in 1957. It wa...
Froudacity (1889) is Trinidad-born J J Thomas’ scathing rebuttal to J A Froude’s book The English in The West Indies (18...
Letter, Manuscript, Typescript
C L R James sent this letter to writer and broadcaster Andrew Salkey at the BBC Colonial Service in September 1965. In i...
Letter, Manuscript Created date: 1793
This letter, dated 31 July 1793, is from Jean-Jacques Dessalines, the famous general and one of the leaders of the Saint...
Map, Manuscript Created date: c. 1750
This map of the Caribbean island of Hispaniola was created around 1750 when the French slave colony of Saint-Domingue (H...
Photograph, Image Created date: 14 March 2012
Moon on a Rainbow Shawl by Errol John premiered at London's Royal Court Theatre in 1958. This photograph is of Danny Sap...
Photograph, Image Created date: 28 September 2005
The Lion and the Jewel by Wole Soyinka was premiered in 1959. This photograph is of a production directed by Chuck Mike ...
Photograph, Image Created date: 2 September 1935
This photograph shows Jamaican journalist and activist Amy Ashwood Garvey at a demonstration organised by the Internatio...
Photograph, Image Created date: 16 July 1974
This photograph depicts the 1974 opening night of Play Mas by Mustapha Matura. From left to right are Rudolph Walker as ...
Photograph, Image Created date: May 1958
Barry Reckord’s first play, Flesh to a Tiger, previously called Della, was produced at the Royal Court Theatre, London, ...
Photograph, Image Created date: 6 February 1968
Skyvers was written by Barry Reckord and premiered at the Royal Court, London, in 1963. The production in this photograp...
Photograph, Image Created date: 21 October 1969
In this photograph Wole Soyinka sits between a god and goddess outside his house in Ibadan, Nigeria. At the time Soyinka...
Toussaint L'Ouverture (1746–1803) was a Haitian revolutionary leader. Born enslaved, he became a general in the French a...
Newspaper, Ephemera Created date: 1956
The majority of the reviews that appeared following the first night of John Osborne’s Look Back in Anger on 8 May 1956 w...
These are selected pages of a typescript of Wole Soyinka’s long poem 'Idanre' (folios 2, 8, 10 and 14). The poem was com...