Daily Archives: October 31, 2014

Race In The Americas (RITA) Future Spaces Conference

I’m just back from the fascinating RITA Future Caribbean Spaces conference, held here at the University of Birmingham. My paper considered the ways politics and culture intersect in the film Nèg maron and the Manifeste pour les ‘produits’ de haute nécessité, reading them in the context of the 2009 General Strikes in Guadeloupe and Martinique. For a full run-down of topics discussed throughout the day, see the RITA twitter feed. Huge thanks to the organisers James Heath,  Adunni Adams and Pat Noxolo for a fantastically stimulating day.