Group Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Title: Caribbean collection comes with CARIFESTA
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 Material Information
Title: Caribbean collection comes with CARIFESTA
Series Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Physical Description: Book
Publisher: Sunday Advocate-News
Publication Date: 9/3/1972
Subject: Carifesta (1st : 1972 : Guyana), Festivals - Caribbean Area
Caribbean   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: North America -- Barbados -- Bridgetown
Funding: Support for the development of the technical infrastructure and partner training provided by the United States Department of Education TICFIA program.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: CA00199924
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat
Holding Location: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: CARIFESTA I 1972

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aibbean Collection

Comes with Carifesta
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, With EuroDe relatively gone
A NEW 324-page book on and its sources of inspiration
Caribbean prose and poetry disavowed, it i- the earthly
has been published here to values that must feed the
coincide with the current creative -nagnat:on to bu-ld
Caribbean Fest i v al of. the nation.
Creative Arts (CARIFESTA). "The traditional gap be.
The book, "New Writing in tween the elite and the folk)
the Caribbean", contains between the artist and the
works in English, Spanish mass of the peoples must be
French, Portuguese and Dutch bridged and it is contended
by 65 poets and 18 authors. that the artist must live wit3
It has been edited by Guy- and among the people.
anese author .and ,poet A. J. "Ths another of the
Seymour, who is directing the messages of Carfesta, that
literary aspect of the three- essages of Caifesta, that
week festival at which coun- he artist must come home
tries in South and C.entral and stay home for the sake of
America and the Caribbean his integriy and that of the
ar partinaton. and need that the
are participating. I process of integration oft
In a foreword, Mr. Sey- artist with masses must begin-
mour explains: "Community and continue", Mr. Seymour
enrichment from the meet- wrote.
ing of cultures, the recogni- Meanwhile, the leader of
tion of this process which the Cuban contingent at the
continues the ferment set in festival Dr. Luis Suardiaz
train by Christopher Colum- has announced that. a collez-
bus and which manifests it- tion of 20 Cuban books at
self at different levels of the exhibition here will be
sophistication, is one of the presented to the Guyana
bonuses of the Caribbedn Public Library.
Festival fo Creative Arts."
'Mr. Seymour wrote: "In the
bowl of the Caribbean we are
certainly in the hands of our
European past in so many
ways, but we are relaI:vely
free at the moment troal the
temptations of Europe and
we find ourselves more at-
'tracted by the roots' of our
racial members in Africa and
Mr. Seymour added: "In
the English language, it is
evident that the familiar past
is' being abandoned, and that
the influence of Europe and
North America as models is
declining, while Africa and
Latin America are exercisng
more attraction.
"One .Latin American coun-
try, Cuba, has set out to fi.d
its own soul in a fashion that
seeks social justice and re-
pudiate decisively links with
former -exploitational centre'.
"Tlhis 'fits in admirably w:th
the new social awareness in
the region and the search
for identity in the English-
speaking archipelago."
"This leads to the mani-
festation of another impulse,
ifhat of the artist identifying
himself more with the arti-
san, the worker, and the
peasant, than in the past.

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