Caribbean Literature Day 2024

Caribbean Literature Day 2024 for July 12

The Caribbean Literature Day 2024 is set to be marked for the fifth year across the Caribbean on Friday, July 12, 2024.

In 2020, the House of Nehesi Publishers announced the new Caribbean Literature Day to be hosted on July 12. The day was chosen for when Spanish Franciscan priest and bishop of Yucatán, Diego de Landa, with soldiers and colonial authorities in attendance, ordered the burning of sacred Mayan texts containing knowledge spanning millennia in 1562. The plan was to read work by Caribbean authors; buy Caribbean books, published in the Caribbean and beyond, and by Caribbean authors; and present Caribbean books as gifts. It has since become an annual celebration with events in 2021, 2022, and 2023.

The fifth edition of the celebration is here yet again with the organisers calling on everyone of good conscience to participate in the exciting initiative. In a press statement sent by Lasana M. Sekou the Projects Director at House of Nehesi Publishers, the literary community is asked to do their part to centre the work from that part of the world.

“Celebrate the day by reading the works of your favorite Caribbean authors; buying Caribbean books, published in the Caribbean and beyond, and by Caribbean authors; and presenting Caribbean books as gifts. Celebrate the day with books, recitals, and with discussions about books, of poetry, fiction, drama, art, music, and all the other genres by Caribbean writers,” the statement said.

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  1. […] The fifth edition of the celebration is here yet again with the organisers calling on everyone of good conscience to take part in the exciting initiative.  More information on that day can be found here […]

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