New Book/Launch: “The Empire Remains Shop”

Repeating Islands


On the occasion of the 50th Association of Caribbean Historians Annual Meeting, The Empire Remains Shop, by Cooking Sections (Daniel Fernández Pascual and Alon Schwabe) Columbia University Press, 2018), will be launched on June 11, 2018, at 5:00pm, at the George Lamming Pedagogical Center (located at the Errol Barrow Centre for the Creative Imagination), University of the West Indies-Cave Hill, in Cave Hill, Barbados. This event includes a conversation between Shani Roper (historian) and Annalee Davis (artist, one of the book’s contributors). See description and more information below (and at Columbia Books on Architecture and the City).

Description: “Empire shops” were first developed in London in the 1920s to teach the British to consume foodstuffs from the colonies and overseas territories. Although none of the stores ever opened, they were intended to make previously unfamiliar produce and products—sultanas from Australia, oranges from Palestine, cloves from Zanzibar, and…

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