Indeed, if Walcott is right in asking ‘Who in the New World does not have a horror of the past, whether his ancestor was torturer or victim? Who, in the depths of conscience, is not silently screaming for pardon or revenge’ we (as intellectuals, scholars and writers) might begin by accepting our responsibilities to better analyze the reasons for this continued silent screaming.
— Richard Price Monuments and Silent Screamings: A View from Martinique
…It is worth remembering, then, that in 1767, Henri Christophe of the Haitian Revolu- tion was born on the Sans Souci estate of Grenada, from where he was taken to Haiti as a slave. That Fedon, who led the Fedon’s Rebellion in 1795 in Grenada, inspired by the same events that inspired the Haitian Revolution, evaded the British military, and according to popular memory is said to have escaped to Cuba. And that early meetings towards a ‘One Caribbean Revolution’ took place in 1970 in St Lucia, or that Grenada’s New Jewel Movement held one of its first meetings in Martinique in 1972. Or that the US invasion of Grenada was rehearsed in Vieques, Puerto Rico. And that the fall of the Grenada Revolution shaped Suriname’s rightward turn, and probably played a part in Nicaragua’s moving to hold elections in 1984.
— Shalini Puri “Introduction: Legacies Left” Inverventions: International Journal of Post Colonial Studies Vol 12(1)