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Cuba hosts Seminar on prestigious Barbadian Scholar
The opening ceremony at the Casa de las Americas cultural institution includes the screening of an audiovisual presentation on Lamming's participation in several events and meetings held at the host
institution, said director of the Center of Caribbean Studies, Yolanda Wood.

The event, which is been attended by Cuban and foreign academics, will center in the life and work of this renowned poet, playwright, novelist and essayist, who was the author of several classics of regional literature.

The opening words will be delivered by Cuban National Literature Prize winner Nancy Morejon.

During the seminar, also scheduled are the launching of the books "Coming, coming home" and "The pleasure of exile" by Laming - the latter has a prologue by Casa de las Americas President Roberto Fernandez Retamar.

Students from Haiti, Belize and the Bahamas who are receiving higher education in Cuba will perform an artistic show at the closing ceremony.

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