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Professor Al Creighton, Guyana Prize for Literature reviews LiTTscapes -
No one book can set out to achieve everything that a text can do for its people and its nation; but whatever you say one book can’t do, this one almost does it…. Littscapes is a work of art; but also a documentary, a travelogue, a critical work with visual and literary power. .. an innovative approach to literature bringing it alive in description of landscape, life, culture and people … considerable visual beauty, what Derek Walcott calls “visual surprise” … impressive coverage of social history, geography, and politics … a survey of Trinidad’s landscape and of its literature
– Professor Al Creighton, Guyana Prize for Literature & Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Guyana
Dr Kris Rampersad is a media, cultural and literary consultant, author, researcher, lecturer and journalist.
She has been trained and has conducted training for various international organisations on media strategy, heritage preservation, cultural policy and the UNESCO culture conventions and preparing its nomination documents.
She has more than three decades in interrogating multiculturalism in post colonial societies, with specific focus on Caribbean diversity in global contexts.
Her latest book, LiTTscapes - Landscapes of Fiction from Trinidad and Tobago explores the link between social realism and fiction in literature through pictorals of representations of Trinidad and Tobago juxtaposed with their representations by home-grown writers as Derek Walcott, Samuel Selvon, Ismith Khan, Earl Lovelace, Michael Anthony, Lawrence Scott, Robert Antoni, Ramabai Espinet, Lakshmi Seetaram-Persaud, Shani Mootoo, VS Naipaul, is brother Shiva, father Seepersad and nephew, Neil Bissoondath and many others.
It is an extension of the theory and presentation of literary evolution, migration and settlement defined in her first book, Finding a Place, which takes a bird’s eye view of the literary evolution of Trinidad, as it emerged from a position of newness to formation and evolution of new cultures through the introductions and interactions of peoples of diverse cultures.
LiTTscapes also launched LiTTours - literary journeys through the landscapes of Fiction from Trinidad and Tobago and LiTTevents - both customade leisure offerings tailored to specific needs and interests.
She is author of the blog Demokrissy and a winner ofthe BBC/UNESCO Communications Initiative Blogging for New Media.
She is owner of Caribbean Literary Salon.
Over the past five years her focus has been on promoting multi-sectoral approaches to development, and linking academia and the technical/scientific community with politicians, policy makers, media and NGOs. Her creative and interactive seminar outreach strategies, using modes culturally sensitive to communities in which they are executed to bridge relations between scientific/academic and technical audiences with other stakeholders – politicians, media and civil society - have been successfully adopted by several international organisations.
She has also written and published Through the Political Glass Ceiling, which attempts to define trends in gender, culture and politics in Trinidad and Tobago through the speeches of its first woman Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar.
LiTTscapes - Landscapes of Fiction from Trinidad and Tobago -
LiTTscapes is an easy-ready, coffee-table styled full-colour celebratory compendium of the representations of Trinidad and Tobago's rich repertoire of fiction from earliest writers to modern times, including both award winning Nobel laureates and many others. It represents most of the several Trinbagonian writers and the fictional physical and metaphysical ‘scapes’ across north, central and south Trinidad & Tobago set against more than 300 photographs of our islands intimate lifestyles in celebration of and reflecting on our accomplishments in our 50 year of Independence. Key Features
Full colour, easy reading, coffee table-style
More than 300 photographs of Trinidad and Tobago
Captures intimate real life and fictional details of island life
Details exciting literary moments, literary heritage walking tours & cross country excursions
Represents the works of most fiction writers, famous and little known of Trinidad & Tobago
Essential for students, policy makers, academics, lay readers. Its broad-based target readership includes the lay public, schools, tourism industry professionals, academics, and policy makers and others internationally.
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Landscape, Festivals, Institutions, Carnival, Culture, Superstitions, heroes, sports, cuisine, of Trinidad and Tobago's fictional literature
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About LiTTscapes LiTTours -
The Reading Room Outside the Reading Room ... leisurely eccursions through the landscapes of fiction from Trinidad and Tobago, its cultural, built and natural heritage . Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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