One of [the] essential pre-conditions of such an account is the collection, preservation and interpretation of 'documents', public and private, formal and informal, as well as the oral testimonies of those who actually went through the experience in the early days. The past cannot speak, except through its 'archive'.
- Stuart Hall
Kia Redman: HOME
Kia Redman: Psst My Sexy Friend
Adam Patterson: Transgressing the Horizon
The contemporary interest in postcards from yesteryear [...] relates to local needs and desires for a society like the one pictured on many of the tourism-oriented photographs—a safe, disciplined, and picturesque locale. In the face of a number of postcolonial discontents and challenges, these tourist images act as visual placebos, assuring many local residents of the redemptive possibilities of their own nations
- Krista A. Thompson
All of the Antilles, every island, is an effort of memory; every mind, every racial biography culminating in amnesia and fog. Pieces of sunlight through the fog and sudden rainbows, arcs-en-ciel. That is the effort, the labour of the Antillean imagination, rebuilding its gods from bamboo frames, phrase by phrase.
- Derek Walcott