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Book Fair to Feature UVI Published Authors


Dec. 23, 2004 — The public is invited to a book fair featuring some of the University of the Virgin Islands' published authors. Faculty of the university will read from their recently published books at a UVI Authors' Fair and Book Signing on the St. Croix campus.
It will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 12, in the Cafetorium in the Student Center. The books will be autographed by the authors and available for sale, according to a press release.
"The Glory Days of Frederiksted," edited by Marvin Williams, a UVI associate professor of English and editor of "The Caribbean Writer," is a compilation of stories and pictures of people who lived in Frederiksted during their youth. Williams has written several other books and poetry collections that will also be available for sale.
Dr. Arnold Highfield, retired professor of linguistics and social sciences, will read from "Han West's Account of St. Croix in the West Indies," which Nina York translated and Highfield edited.
The book, published by the Virgin Islands Humanities Council, is an account of the experiences of Hans West, a Danish teacher and scholar who lived on St. Croix from 1789 to 1793. His writings informed readers in Denmark about conditions on its largest Caribbean colony, especially in light of the growing debate at the time over the question of the Atlantic slave trade and slavery.
Dr. David Gould, UVI associate professor of English, and James B. Kennedy edited the Civil War memories of John Henry Otto, Captain of Company D, 21st Regiment in the Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. Captain Otto, a relative of Dr. Gould, was a German immigrant who served in the Union Army. The book is entitled "Memoirs of a Dutch Mudsill."
Dr. S. B. Jones-Hendrickson, UVI professor of economics, has written and edited several books, including the non-fiction "Caribbean Visions: Ten Presidential Addresses of Ten Presidents of the Caribbean Studies Association" and the novels "Death on the Pasture" and "Sonny Jim of Sandy Point."
Other UVI authors have been invited to participate.


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