We Need to Talk About Independence

  • British Library Conference Centre 96 Euston Road London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom

British Library and Renaissance One presents We Need to Talk About Independence

photo by Maria Nunes Photography

photo by Maria Nunes Photography

If independence marked the end of an abusive relationship between Caribbean people and European colonial rulers, what mark has independence left on individuals – on their minds and bodies – in the decades that followed? In a panel discussion chaired by writer and broadcaster Colin Grant, Gary Younge interrogates his family’s and Barbados’s history to reveal and distill the powerful effect of independence; in her Jamaican-set novels, Anita Sethi casts a personal gaze on the hidden stories in Caribbean history; Melanie Abrahams reflects on its legacy and impact on the self-autonomy of Caribbean descendants in England; and Dr Raj Persaud playfully puts the panel in the psychiatrist’s chair to probe their sense of independence.

Part of London Is The Place For Me Festival 2016.  Produced by Renaissance One as part of The Independence Project.  Funded by Arts Council England

Cost: Standard £8 / Senior Citizens £6 / Students £6

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