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Wednesday, February 13, 2013
YTEPP Book Launch
By TEST @ 4:55 AM :: 1840 Views :: 2013
 

YTEPP Book Launch

Senator the Honourable Fazal Karim, Minister of Tertiary Education is one of the first to receive Dr Hollis "Chalkdust" Liverpool's new book "Rituals of Power & Rebellion - The Carnival Tradition in Trinidad and Tobago 1763-1962" at the launch of the book at UTT's John S.  Donaldson, Creativity Campus in Port -of-Spain. Ms. Lana Allard, Programme Administrator of the Academy of Arts, Letters, Culture and Public Affairs of UTT looks on (right)

Senator the Honourable Fazal Karim, Minister of Tertiary Education and Skills Training was one of the first to receive a signed copy of Dr. Hollis “Chalkdust” Liverpool’s new book “Rituals of Power & Rebellion – The Carnival Tradition in Trinidad and Tobago 1763-1962”.  Dr. Liverpool is the Head of the Academy for Arts, Letters, Culture and Public Affairs at the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT).   The book is a detailed study on the development of carnival in Trinidad, and it has been hailed as “an invaluable addition to the scattered body of literature available on this topic”. It puts into context the social, political, economic and cultural forces which came together to generate the carnival ethos.


The launch of the book took place at UTT’s John S. Donaldson, Creativity Campus in Port of Spain and featured a reading from the book and reflections on the work of the celebrated author as well as the presence of real live carnival characters in keeping with the celebratory theme. Speaking before an audience of stakeholders including students and graduates of UTT’s Master of Arts in Carnival Studies programme, Dr. Liverpool explained, “I wrote the book to let you remember: always sing the human song.”

During his remarks, Minister Karim emphasized that government continues to put great emphasis on the creative industry. He observed  that the book was two hundred years in the making and that he was eagerly looking forward to the next volume.  He expressed the hope that not only students of the programme would be exposed to it, but that it would be brought to the attention of all students.

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