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Special event: writing the literature of Indenture and its legacies

Posted on 30/08/2017
By Commonwealth Foundation
Coolies, Africa in 1860

To mark the centenary of the abolition of indenture in the British Empire, Commonwealth Writers is partnering with the School of Advanced Study, University of London, to host a high-level panel discussion with writers from across the indentured labour diaspora.

The panellists include the Award winning writers Ananda Devi (Mauritius), Gaiutra Bahadur (Guyana), Lakshmi Persaud (Trinidad), Mary Rokonadravu (Fiji) and Agnes Sam (South Africa).

The discussions will form a prelude to 2018, when Commonwealth Writers and the School of Advanced Study will jointly publish an anthology of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction which explores the legacy of the practice of indentured labour. They take place as apart of the Indenture Abolition Centenary Conference, jointly hosted by the University of Warwick and the University of London. To purchase tickets to the panel discussion, please visit the University of London Website.

7 October 2017 – 18:15 – 21:00

The Beveridge Hall, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU


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