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Independence Stories: Melanie Abrahams and Hannah Lowe

  • pin International Slavery Museum (Anthony Walker Education Room, 3rd floor) (map)

Hannah Lowe and Melanie Abrahams discuss and share work on migration, diaspora and seeking your own independence. 

Hannah Lowe will read from her family memoir Long Time, No See which reconstructs the life of her Jamaican-Chinese father, who arrived in Liverpool from Jamaica in 1947. She will discuss the genesis of the book - from the use of the personal archives such as her father's lost-and-found notebook to using public materials including shipping logs, photographs and oral histories. Melanie Abrahams will explore the theme of independence from the perspective of Caribbean descendants in England, and the potential impact and effects it has had on mind and body. Produced by Renaissance One in partnership with National Museums Liverpool and International Slavery Museum. Part of The Independence Project. Project funded by Arts Council England.