The West Indies and Special Collections (WI&SC) Receives New Publication
On Thursday, February 22, 2018 the Mona Library’s West Indies and Special Collections, received a new addition to its collection, Huareo: Story of a Jamaican Cacique, authored by Dr. Fred Kennedy. Copies of both the English and the Spanish editions of the publication were donated.
It is a fictional work researched using primary and secondary sources and consultations with historians and archaeologists. This publication exposes new generations to the less known story of the Taino leader, Huareo and the struggle of his people against the Spanish invaders of their island home, Jamaica. Coloured photographs of some of the Taino artifacts found in Jamaica which are presently housed at the British Library are included.
Who should be interested in this work?
Book Clubs, readers of historical fiction and history buffs will find this an exciting read and discussion starter. This publication will also interest second language Spanish speakers and learners as a Spanish edition is also available.
Scholars of literature, history and archeology will also find this creative text an insightful presentation of real events detailed in the historical records. Specifically, lecturers of courses examining historical fiction will find this a useful text for critique of historical interpretation and the creative liberties.
How do you get access?
The publication may be consulted in the Elsa Goveia reading room located in the West Indies and Special Collections in the Main Library.
Send queries to:
Ms. Tanya Manassi, Librarian, West Indies and Special Collections, The UWI, Mona Library
Tanya Manassi, Librarian, West Indies and Special Collections, welcomes those in attendance at the official presentation of copies of Dr. Fred Kennedy’s publication, Huareo: Story of a Jamaican Cacique, on behalf of the Campus Librarian.
Dr. Swithin Wilmot, Senior Lecturer, Department of History introduces the author, Dr. Fred Kennedy and his work, Huareo: Story of a Jamaican Cacique, to those in attendance at the official presentation of copies of the publication to the Mona Library.
Dr. Fred Kennedy, author of Huareo: Story of a Jamaican Cacique, delivers his response to those in attendance at the official presentation of copies of the publication to the Mona Library.
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