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The Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies is delighted to announce the relaunch of its Caribbean Studies Seminar Series for the academic year 2021/22. These seminars will actively promote intellectual engagement and knowledge exchange by providing scholars - including postgraduate students and early career researchers - with the opportunity to present their interdisciplinary, comparative and integrated research on the Caribbean.

The Other Windrush: Legacies of Indenture in Britain’s Caribbean Empire

Chair: Marta Fernández Campa (Independent scholar)
María del Pilar Kaladeen (Institute of Commonwealth Studies)

Between 1838-1917 over half a million people from India were brought to the Caribbean to work on British colonial plantations. Labouring under temporary contracts called ‘indentures’, the majority never returned to India and alongside African-Caribbean migrants, they later formed part of Generation Windrush (1948-1971). In this talk I will discuss the creation and operation of the system of indenture, its legacies as they relate to the idea of ‘The Other Windrush’ and I will also introduce some of the novelists and poets who have articulated what it has meant to be part of this double, imperial migration. This talk will also feature a reading from The Other Windrush.

María del Pilar Kaladeen is the co-editor of
We Mark Your Memory (University of London Press, 2018) the first international anthology on the system of indenture in the British Empire. Her life-writing has been published in Wasafiri and the anthology Mother Country: Real Stories of the Windrush Children, which was longlisted for the Jhalak Prize in 2019. She is the lead editor of the anthology The Other Windrush: Legacies of Indenture in Britain's Caribbean Empire, which was published by Pluto Press in 2021.

Seminar Programme

Winter term
25 January 2022 
22 February 2022
22 March 2022

Summer term
26 April 2022
10 May 2022
14 June 2022

Organisers: Eve Hayes de Kalaf (IMLR) and Jack Webb (Manchester)

The Caribbean Studies Seminar Series is organised by the Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) in collaboration with Race, Roots and Resistance (University of Manchester)

All are welcome to attend this free seminar, which will be held online via Zoom at 17:00 BST. You will need to register in advance to receive the online joining link. Please click on the Book Now button below to register.

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