Trinidadian identity and literature meet at the crossroads gets at the upcoming 32nd Miami International Book Fair, in a special panel “The Pan of the 21st Century,” led by eminent Trinidadian author and historian Dr. Michael Anthony. This special two-day event is set for on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd of November at Miami-Dade College.
“Just as the steel pan, fashioned in Trinidad and Tobago was the only instrument invented in the 21st century, so has the voice of Trinidad and Tobago literature evolved in the last 100 years,” says Dr. Anthony. “The voice of the Trinidad and Tobago author is strong and vibrant, whether the stories are weaved through the voice of historical or the contemporary protagonist.”
The prolific author has written 34 publications, including “A Year in San Fernando” and “Green Days By The River” about growing up in his home village Mayaro, which is currently being made into a movie in Trinidad and Tobago.
Also appearing on the panel will be Cecly Ann Mitchell, President of the Writers Union of Trinidad and Tobago, poet Colleen Selvon-Rampersad, and short story writer June Aming. The presentation will conclude with readings from emerging historical fiction author David King, poet Kavita Ganness and Dr. Anthony himself, who will read from his latest publication.