The National Public Library Archives and Documentation Services has received two important tittles on the Garifuna people after the recently concluded International Garifuna Conference.
The conference was held Oct. 10 to 12 in Kingstown under the theme “The Garifuna Diaspora: Yurumein and St. Vincent and the Grenadines — Retrieval, Inclusion and Reparation”.
“Hiroona: an historical romance in poetic form” by Rev Cannon Horatio Nelson Huggins was donated by Dr. De’sha Osbourne, adjunct assistant professor, Hunter College, City University of New York.
Osbourne was a panelist at the recently concluded International Garifuna Conference. The handing over took place at the National Archives on Oct. 14.
Lennox Honey Church, history lecturer, researcher and former resident tutor, at the University of the West Indies Open Campus presented a copy of his book “Negre Mawon: The Fighting Maroons of Dominica to librarian Jeon Adams-Julien, who received it on behalf of the National Public Library Archives and Documentation Services.
This donation was made on the appeal of the librarian about a need for persons/groups to submit copies of their publication about St. Vincent and the Grenadines to the National Public Library Archives and Documentation Services.
This will ensure that records of all locally published material are lodged for posterity. This donation was made at the closing ceremony of the conference on Oct. 12.