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Duke University Partners with UWI Press to sell books in the Caribbean

The University of the West Indies Press (UWI Press) is pleased to announce that effective July 1, 2019, it will be an authorised agent for Duke University Press. 
This landmark memorandum of agreement was signed on May 21, 2019. Through this collaboration, Duke University Press’ books will be available to the retail, wholesale and educational markets in Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, the Bahamas, Barbados, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Curaçao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Navassa Island, Nueva Esparta, Puerto Rico, Saba, San Andrés and Providencia, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Eustatius, Saint Maarten, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the United States Virgin Islands.
According to Dr Joseph B. Powell, director of UWI Press, “This partnership between two presses that are internationally renowned for their gold-standard, award-winning content certainly is a testimony to the strength of UWI Press’ ability to disseminate and sell Caribbean material in an efficient and cost-effective manner in the competitive global environment.”  
The UWI Press is a non-profit publisher of scholarly books in sixteen academic disciplines. It is particularly known for its works in Caribbean history, Caribbean cultural studies, Caribbean literature, Caribbean linguistics, gender studies, environmental studies, education, and political science. UWI Press books are peer-reviewed and approved by an editorial committee composed of local and international scholars and the Press has over 400 books in print.
Duke University Press is an academic publisher and university press affiliated with Duke University. It was founded in 1921 and publishes approximately 140 books annually and more than 50 academic journals, as well as multiple electronic collections.
About The UWI Press
The mission of The UWI Press is to be the premier scholarly book publisher in the Caribbean, to enhance and encourage research and publication of Caribbean scholarship, to promote the global reputation of the University of the West Indies by empowering the scholarly community it serves, and to disseminate Caribbean scholarship to the world within a cost-effective environment. For more, visit www.uwipress.com
 About The UWI
For the past 70 years The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has provided service and leadership to the Caribbean region and wider world. The UWI has evolved from a university college of London in Jamaica with 33 medical students in 1948 to an internationally respected, regional university with near 50,000 students and four campuses: Mona in Jamaica, St. Augustine in Trinidad and Tobago, Cave Hill in Barbados, and an Open Campus. As part of its robust globalization agenda, The UWI has established partnering centres with universities in North America, Asia, and Africa such as the State University of New York (SUNY)-UWI Center for Leadership and Sustainable Development, the UWI-China Institute of Information Technology, the University of Lagos (UNILAG)-UWI Institute of African and Diaspora Studies and the Institute for Global African Affairs with the University of Johannesburg (UJ). The UWI offers over 800 certificate, diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Food & Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science & Technology, Social Sciences and Sport. 
As the region’s premier research academy, The UWI’s foremost objective is driving the growth and development of the regional economy. Times Higher Education has ranked The UWI among the top 1,258 universities in world for 2019, and the 40 best universities in its Latin America Rankings for 2018, and was the only Caribbean-based university to make the prestigious lists.  For more, visit www.uwi.edu.
(Please note that the proper name of the university is The University of the West Indies, inclusive of the “The”, hence The UWI.)


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