Talk

David Alston: Slaves and Highlanders, Silenced Histories of Scotland and the Caribbean

Nairn Community and Arts Centre,
1 Sep – 1 Sep

David Alston’s Slaves and Highlanders: Silenced Histories of Scotland and the Caribbean was named Saltire Society’s Scottish Book of the Year 2022. It has been critically acclaimed in Scotland as ‘a mighty book’ (James Robertson) and credited with making ‘a contribution not only to Scottish history, but to our wider understanding of the centrality of slavery in the shaping of the West on the back of enslaved Africans’ (Prof James Walvin, University of York). David will read from Slaves and Highlanders and talk about the particular importance of recovering the histories of individual enslaved Africans as well as giving an account of the Scots who enslaved them.

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