Black History Month: Caribbean Journeys

At Newton and Arkwright


Caribbean Journeys was a community-facing project which ran from September 2016 – February 2018. The project gave people of Caribbean descent living in Nottingham the chance to record their journeys of migration. Sofia Aatkar and Kelsi Delaney (the project co-ordinators) will be talking about the project’s inception, its outcomes, and its significance in the wake of The Windrush scandal and the Windrush’s 70th anniversary.

Caribbean Journeys was generously funded by Midlands3Cities.

Speaker biographies:

Sofia Aatkar is a PhD student at Nottingham Trent University, researching Caribbean-British travel writing. She is a postgraduate associate of NTU’s Centre for Travel Writing Studies and Postcolonial Studies Centre.

Kelsi Delaney is a PhD student at the University of Leicester, and her research explores the cultural politics of form in contemporary anglophone Caribbean poetry. She is research network administrator for two BA and AHRC funded international research networks, ‘Crime and its Representation in the Anglophone Caribbean, 1834-2018’ and ‘Dons, Yardies and Posses: Representations of Jamaican Organised Crime’.

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