Forests: their myths, stories, and importance.
One of Zakiya’s parents is Guyanese and the other is Jamaican while she was born in South London. England and the Caribbean are vastly different geographies but, for her, there are similarities to be found in the natural history of the regions. Jamaica mined bauxite, Guyana has gold and having a personal underground coalmine is a right for some people in the Forest of Dean. This session will discuss how having multiple ‘languages’ of place and time have helped me understand land and land use in Britain. Her interpreting of the forest – as workplace, as places draped in story and myth, places to live in – is applied to the 3 locations to compare and contrast how people and environment have endured for centuries.
This is an event to coincide with Black History Month https://www.blackhistorymonth.org.uk/
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