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Great West Indians | Life Stories for Young Readers

Book relating to a publication, 1973
Published by: Longman Caribbean
Year published: 1973
Number of pages: 99
ISBN: 0 582 75042 3

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Great West Indians: Life Stories for Young Readers by Therese Mills. The book consists of 19 biographical sketches of a range of important historical and contemporary Caribbean figures and personalities. Portraits of the figures featured, by Tony Evora, embellish the entries. Longman Caribbean, 1973.

From the book’s back cover: “Great West Indians contains short biographies of men and women who have made a significant contribution to the history of the Commonwealth Caribbean. The selection is drawn from the whole region, and the claims to greatness are from every field: doctors and social reformers, writers and artists, sportsmen and entertainers, statesmen and trade unionists.

     Wherever possible the authour contacted the person concerned in order to hear his or her own story. She has written the stories in a simple, lively narrative style, with the 10 - 13 age group in mind.”

Book’s contents as follows:

Mary Seacole
[Paul] Bogle and [George William] Gordon
Arthur A. Cipriani
Theophilus Albert Marryshow
Marcus Garvey
Joseph Lennox Pawan
Frank Collymore
Tubal Uriah ‘Buzz’ Butler
Audrey Jeffers
Grantley Adams
Philip Sherlock
Philip Irving Boyd
Arthur Lewis
Hilda Gibbs-Bynoe
Frank Worrell
Aubrey Williams
Derek Walcott
Sparrow the Calypsonian

The book’s entry on Williams was translated into Japanese and included in the catalogue Aubrey Williams Exhibition which ran for six days, at Shibuya Tokyu Plaza, Japan, 9 - 15 May 1988.

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