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17:30 - 19:00 28 October 2016

Beyond tragedy: the Grenada revolution, remembrance, and renewal


Lecture Room 103 | UCL – Institute of the Americas (link Map)
51 Gordon Square | London | WC1H 0PQ | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

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Shalini Puri, Professor of English, Pittsburgh University

That amnesia about the Grenada revolution is a problem is widely recognized. But what is asked less often is: What does the predominant focus on the tragic fall of the Grenada revolution in 1983 leave out? What do other genres of memory enable? How do they think their way out of and beyond tragedy? While the state, law, and politics undoubtedly have a role to play in reconciliation and renewal in Grenada, the arts and the everyday practices of ordinary people offer possibilities beyond the absolutes of politics, policy, and polemics.

The author explores the arts not for agreement on the topic of the revolution but for imaginative ways of living with disagreement that might yet aspire and contribute to an egalitarian and just society.


Oscar Martinez
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