Artist, Mentor, Friend, Activist: Andrew Salkey a Man of Many Hats

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This online conference held over two afternoons will celebrate the legacy of Jamaican writer and activist

This is an online-only event hosted on Zoom.

This online conference held over two afternoons celebrates the legacy of Jamaican writer and broadcaster Andrew Salkey (1928-1995) by exploring the variety of his writing, and his contributions to the Caribbean literary community through his involvement with the Caribbean Artists Movement, and black publishing in Britain. 

The programme includes a keynote by Professor Robert A Hill, ‘in conversation’ and panel sessions, guided readings of Salkey’s work, and a chance to see the items from the Salkey archive, which is held at the British Library.

Andrew Salkey was a co-founder of the Caribbean Artists Movement and lynchpin of the BBC’s Caribbean Service. He embodied the Black Radical Tradition in his writing, his politics, and in his support for other creative individuals. 26 years after his death, this conference seeks to reclaim his legacy and amplify his voice.

Professor Robert A Hill is a leading scholar on Marcus Garvey and Research Professor at the Department of History at the University of California, Los Angeles. He was also a collaborator and friend of Salkey’s.

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Name: Artist, Mentor, Friend, Activist: Andrew Salkey a Man of Many Hats
Where: Entrance Hall
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB
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When: -
Price:Free
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546
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