A Whisper from the Caribbean: A Program to Honor the Memory of Wilfred Cartey, Ph.D., 1931-1992, presented at the University of Miami, July 22, 1992
From - UM Libraries on October 28th, 2015
This was an event to honor the life and death of Wilfred Cartey (1931-1992). Cartey was a Caribbean scholar and author of "Three Antillian Poets: Emilio Ballagas, Luis Pales Matos, and Nicolas Guillen: Literary Development of the Negro Theme in Relation to the Making of Modern Afro-Antillian Poetry and the Historic Evaluation of the Negro" (1965), "Whispers from a Continent: the Literature of Contemporary Black Africa" (1969), "Black Images" (1970), "The Africa Reader" (editor), and "Whispers from the Caribbean: I Going Away, I Going Home" (1992), among other works. A chorus, including many CWSI partcipants, sings a hymn; and later they sing the South African National Anthem, "Nkosi sikelel' iAfrika" (God Bless Africa). Several participants read prose and poetry, selections inspired by their memory of him. Wilfred's brother John Cartey speaks about Wilfred's life in Trinidad and how it inspired his brother's career. The memorial ends with a choral rendition of "When the Saints Go Marching In" and Mervyn Solomon reading "Wilfred's Song."