2016 Foreword INDIES Finalists

The University of the West Indies Press is pleased to announce that The First Black Slave Society: Britain’s “Barbarity Time” in Barbados, 1636-1876 by Hilary McD. Beckles, Tell My Mother I Gone To Cuba: Stories of Early Twentieth-Century Migration from Barbados by Sharon Milagro Marshall, and The UWI Gender Journey: Recollections and Reflections by Joycelin Massiah, Elsa Leo-Rhynie and Barbara Bailey have been recognized as finalists in the nineteenth annual Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards.   

As part of their mission to discover, review, and share the best books from small, university, and indie publishers (and authors), independent media company Foreword Reviews hosts its annual awards programme each year. Finalists represent the best books published in 2016 and submitted to Foreword Reviews for award consideration, and were narrowed down by Foreword’s editors from over 2,200 individual titles spread across 65 categories.

“Choosing finalists for the INDIES is always the highlight of our year, but the choice was more difficult this time around due to the high quality of submissions,” said Victoria Sutherland, publisher of Foreword Reviews. “Each new book award season proves again how independent publishers are the real innovators in the industry.”

According to Joseph B. Powell, general manager of the UWI Press, “These books represent important social issues and also symbolize the type of publishing that we at UWI Press want to encourage and foster for public discourse”... read more