Group Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Title: We need to know who we are
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 Material Information
Title: We need to know who we are
Series Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Physical Description: Book
Publisher: Guyana Graphic
Publication Date: 8/26/1972
Subject: Carifesta (1st : 1972 : Guyana), Festivals - Caribbean Area
Caribbean   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: South America -- Guyana -- Georgetown
Funding: Support for the development of the technical infrastructure and partner training provided by the United States Department of Education TICFIA program.
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Bibliographic ID: CA00199794
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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SOON after the opening, Mr. A. J. Seymour of theCarifesta Secretariat chats with poat/
playwright Edward Braithwaite of Barbados next to a montage of sowai of Braithwaite's
poetry .

We need to know

who we are

BEHIND the colour and
glitter of Carifesta, there is
the serious need for the
peoples of the region to
realise who they are and to
tell others about their in.
This deeply personal as-
pect of the Caribbean Festi-
val of Creative Arts was
touched on by Minister of
Information a n d Culture
Miss Shirley Field Ridley
when she declared open an
exhibition of books by re-
gional writers at the Public
Free Library in Georgetown
yesterday morning.
"There is the need for us
b express ourselves and to
say things about ourselves
and each other, the need to
examine ourselves and Elc-
tate to the world who we

are," she told a select group
of invitees to the ceremony.
She deplored that Guy-
anese have not yet been
able to decipher the Timehr
rock carvings in the interior
and referred to hiStory books
which, speak of the day
dawnig in Guyana with
the advent of the Euro-
The minister urged writers
in the region to make every
effort to present a more
effort to present a more
realistic view of things
Caribbean, as only this will
eventually lead to the evolu-
tion of the truly Caribbean
The exhibition continues
every day at the Library
(except Sundays) until Sep-
tember 15 and comprises
works from Dutch, English,
French, Portuguese and
Spanish speaking countries
in the region.

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