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18:00 - 19:30 19 March 2015

Your time is done now: slavery, resistance, defeat - the Maroon wars of Dominica


Lecture Theatre 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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Polly Pattullo, Journalist and writer, Papillotte Press, She is a former journalist and the author of books on the Caribbean tourism industry (Last Resorts) and the Montserrat volcano crisis (Fire from the Mountain).

Little is known about the Maroons of Dominica, who challenged the British Empire 200 years ago, were captured and subjected to arbitrary justice. Your Time Is Done Now tells their story for the first time through the evidence of the courts and, unusually, hears their voices. The evidence reveals little-known information about how the Maroons survived and about their relationship with their allies, the enslaved. The book also examines the key role of the British governor, George Ainslie, and how the Colonial Office in London reacted to his harsh conduct toward the Maroons. Editor Polly Pattullo will discuss the book, with readings from the trials by Jane Grell, Dominican storyteller and poet.

Chaired by Professor Gad Heuman. Your Time is Done Now is published by Papillotte Press, London 2015.


Oscar Martinez
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