Professor Sir Hilary Beckles is Principal and
Pro-Vice Chancellor of The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill
Campus, Barbados. He is a distinguished University administrator,
and an internationally reputed historian. He is VP of the
International Task Force for the UNESCO Slave Route Project; a
consultant for the UNESCO Cities for Peace Global Programme; an
advisor to the UN World Culture Report; and member of
Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, Science
Advisory Board on sustainable development. He has published
authored numerous books and articles on transatlantic slavery,
popular culture and sport.
Dr. Heather D. Russell is Associate Professor of English, Florida International University, USA. Her publications include Legba's Crossing: Narratology in the African Atlantic.