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THE UWI MONA LIBRARY DIGITAL COLLECTIONS

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Abeng newspaper began publication at the University of the West Indies, Mona in response to the Black Power and protest movement that emerged after Dr. Walter Rodney, a UWI lecturer was prohibited from landing in Kingston on October 15th, 1968 after attending a Black Writers conference in Montreal, Canada. The Abeng group was a political centre for the Black Power movement, socialists, the independent trade union movement, Rastafarians, supporters of the opposition People’s National Party and people disaffected with the two main political parties.

 
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