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Westmaas Contributes to Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography

Nigel Westmaas
Nigel Westmaas

Associate Professor of Africana Studies Nigel Westmaas has published eight mini biographies of prominent historical and contemporary Guyanese figures in the newly released Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography (DCALAB).

Published by editors-in-chief Franklin W. Knight and Henry Louis Gates, Jr, the DCALAB is a major biographical reference work covering about 2,000 in-depth historical biographies about the “the lives and legacies of notable Afro-descendants from the Caribbean and Latin American, men and women from all eras and walks of life. This groundbreaking resource provides unprecedented coverage of the region through the lives of its people.”

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