THE cover design of "New Writing in the Caribbean,'
showing the symbol of Carifesta '72.
New book to mark the
TO MARK THE HISTORIC Christopher Columbus and-
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE CAR- which manifests itself at dif-
IBBEAN FESTIVAL OF CREA- fent l vels of soph;sticatian,
is one Of the bonuses of the
TIVE ARTS, the Guyana Gov- Caribbean Festival of Crea-
ernment has released a new tive Arts..., .
book, "New Writing In The "In the bowl of the Carib-
Caribbean," It provides for bean," writes Seymour, "we
the reader a careful selection are certainly in the:ha.ds of
of pros and poetry, repre- our EiPen past iniso.many
ening the rks various ways but we are, relatively,
renting the works of various free at the moment from-the
Caribbean authors and poets. temptations of Europe and
SThe book is edited, by the we find ourselves more at-
-Guyanese poet. A. J. Sey- traced by the roots of our
mour, who is in .charge of tadilal memioois lt Africa
the literary programmes for and Asia"
Criesta, and includes the Mr. Seymour has observed
works of some 65 poets from in -his introduction, that in
the oEgi h, Dul'ch, Span- the English language. 'lt is
ish and French-speaking evident that the familiar
Caribbean and Portuguese- past is being abandoned and
speaking Brazil in addition to that ihe influence of .Europe
the works of prose by some and North America as models
18 authors is declining while Africa and
"Commniunity enrichment Lat'~ America are exercis-
from the meeting of cul- ing moe attraction:...
tures", said Mr. Seymour. 'One Latin Ar erioan coun-
"the recognition of this pro-
cess which continues the
terent set in train by
try, Cuba, has set out to find I participating in oety re
its own soul in a fashion that citals at the Publ Fre
seeks social justice and re- Library.
pudiates decisively links some 36 noveliast, poeto
with formerr exploitational and playwrights hav beea
centres. This fits- in ad- invJed for Cariteta and
mnlbly with the new social most of them have bdw ar.
awareness in the region and rived.
theach for identity in the Meanwhilme. it wa d
arsehia clos yesterday atht aaolg
the painters invited toil
Y:Yesterdaywiters and oets CartVesfa, is Mrs. Edn Iban
from the Cibean were ley. mother of the Jamdicas
touring the State-owred Prime Minister, Mr. Mieba
bauxite c mplex at Linden. Manley. She is d t bUet
Today. eie qf them will be later tt~s week.