Author Affiliation, Ana.
Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies
Emancipating Ourselves...in 'Post-Slave Societies of the New World '
Axis: Journal of the Caribbean School of Architecture
Date of Publication
Also presented at the Twenty-ninth Annual Conference of the Caribbean Studies Association in St. Kitts and Nevis, 2003.
This article explores the public reaction to the Emancipation monument, Redemption Song, by sculptor Laura Facey-Cooper. Unveiled in August 2003, the monument depicts naked male and female figures. The author draws on discussions in the local electronic and print media as well as issues raised at a forum on the monument, held at the University of the West Indies in October 2003. By exploring the passionate debate which involved a wide cross-section of the Jamaican population, the author hopes to shed light on what constitutes emancipation, nation, community, art and morality in public spaces.....