Resisting Against the System: Kreyòl, Patwa & the Matrix of Maroonage
Professor Geoffrey Philp traces the origins of language suppression as a tool of colonial policy in the Caribbean and the various forms of resistance in the work of Haitian and Jamaican writers such as Manno Charlemagne, Bob Marley, Louise Bennett, and Felix Morrisseau-Leroy.
Geoffrey Philp, author of the e-book, Bob Marley and Bradford’s iPod, has also written five collections of poetry, two children's e-books, and two short story collections. An award winning writer, Philp is one of the few writers whose work has been published in the Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories and the Oxford Book of Caribbean Verse. He teaches English and creative writing at Miami Dade college where he is chair of Developmental Education at the North Campus.
"Preserving Global Creole Cultures and Languages"
International Creole Month
Thursday, October 23, 2014.
9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
North Campus Conference Center,
Miami Dade College