Liberation Begins in the Imagination

Writings on Caribbean British Art



ISBN: 9781849767668 Category:

David A. Bailey, Allison Thomson


Liberation Begins in the Imagination is a vital new anthology exploring the contribution of the Caribbean to the story of Britain and British art today.

Bringing together existing writings and previously unpublished texts from the post-war period to the present, as well as revelatory new essays from the world’s most influential voices on the subject, Liberation Begins in the Imagination is an essential guide to Caribbean-British art.

Contributors include:

Rasheed Araeen, Coco Fusco, Paul Gilroy, Stuart Hall, Roshini Kempadoo, George Lamming, Errol Lloyd, John Lyons, Amna Malik, Courtney J. Martin, Michael McMillan, Kobena Mercer, Richard J. Powell, Elizabeth Robles, Lou Smith, Helen Sumpter, Claire Tancons, Gilane Tawadros, Jessica Taylor and Yvonne Weekes.

Additional information

Weight 760 g
Dimensions 16.5 x 24.1 cm
Publisher name Tate Publishing
Publication date 31 March 2022
Number of pages 384
Format Hardback
Dimensions 16.5 x 24.1 cm
Weight 760 g


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David A. Bailey MBE is a photographer, writer, curator, lecturer and cultural facilitator. He is the founding Director of International Curators Forum (ICF), Visiting Professor at University of the Arts London, and a Trustee of the Stuart Hall Foundation. Allison Thompson PhD is an art historian and curator living in Barbados. She teaches at Barbados Community College focusing on modern and contemporary art of the Caribbean, Africa and the African diaspora.