“Walking the Valley”
My performance will include poetry, quotes from my recent letter to the press on the occasion of Barbados’ assumption of republican status, some singing, and an occasional conclusion from my 2018 dissertation study on Leadership and Transformation in the Novels of George Lamming.
Margaret Gill is a retired adjunct staff of The University of the West Indies (23 years). (Fundamentals of written english,commonwealth literature, Caribbean Civilization and leadership). Was first UNIFEM (now UN Women) Regional Adviser to the Caribbean; Associate Expert, ILO Caribbean Office; Junior Research Fellow on Women In the Caribbean Project, UWI Cave Hill Campus; Assistant General Secretary National Union of Public Workers. Several honours including: Poet Laureate Institute for Gender and Development Studies – Nita Barrow Unit; Visiting Writer Hong Kong Baptist University IWW; Frank Collymore Literary Endowment Award; Oshe Emeka (Great Deeds) Award Government and people of Barbados; Achievement Award St, Leonards Old Scholars Association. Recent publications: Machinations of a Feminist (poetry); Rich Man in His Castle, Poor Ones Take the Street: Integrating a ‘Canonical’ Text and Popular Culture (study of the novel In the Castle of My Skin).