Launch of revised edition of “Guinea’s Other Suns”
by Maureen Warner-Lewis
The revised edition of “Guinea’s Other Suns” by Maureen Warner-Lewis was launched by the National Archives as part of its commemoration of the International Decade for People of African Descent 2015-2024, on 28 April 2016 at its office on St. Vincent Street, Port of Spain.
“Guinea’s Other Suns” is a classic collection of essays on the forced and voluntary migration to Trinidad of West and West-Central Africans during the 1800s, extending through both the slavery and post-emancipation eras. Maureen Warner Lewis examines African cultural practices and artefacts as recalled by the biological descendants of these migrants during interviews with the author in the 1960s and 1970s.
Maureen Warner-Lewis is the Emeritus Professor of African-Caribbean Language and Orature in the Department of Literatures in English, University of the West Indies, Mona. Among her numerous accomplishments, is her field research on African cultural retentions in various Caribbean islands. She is also the author of “Yoruba Songs of Trinidad” (1994), “Trinidad Yoruba: from Mother Tongue to Memory” (1996, 1997), and “Central Africa in the Caribbean: Transcending Time, Transforming Cultures” (2003).