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LiTTscapes
Landscapes of Fiction from Trinidad and Tobago by Kris Rampersad is….
LiTTscapes offer Novel
Approach to Sustainable Cultural Heritage Development & Education 
LiTTscapes, a full colour
compendium of Trinidad and Tobago as represented in its fictional literature
against actual photographs of the landscapes, lifestyles and living heritage,

has been acclaimed as a groundbreaking initiative to stimulate our nation “to
heal our self-schisms”.
“No one book can set out to achieve
everything that a text can do for its people and its nation; but whatever you
say one book can’t do, this one almost does,” says head of the Guyana Prize for
Literature and former Vice Chancellor of the University of Guyana of
LiTTscapes.
It has also been hailed as a ‘labour of love’ in the Commonwealth Journal and
‘like a good fete” by Soca News UK.
LiTTscapes was conceived as a mechanism for expanding
appreciation of national heritage and engaging and connecting cultures, restoring
self appreciation and esteem to peoples of all ages through creative synergies
while focusing on sustainable development of the tourism, heritage and
education sectors.
LiTTscapes is a
pictorial, yet encyclopaedic compendium of the lifestyles, landscapes,
architecture, cultures, festivals and institutions of Trinidad and Tobago as
represented in more than 100 fictional works by some 60 writers from earliest
to modern times, including both award winning Nobel laureates as well as lesser
known writers.
It has been ‘translated’ and transmitted
through interactive interfaces, exposition and performance as LiTTributes and through tours that offer
unique insights into public places called LiTTours – Journeys Through the
Landscapes of Fiction.
LiTTributes have already been enacted at
launches nationally and in the wider Caribbean and our diasporas,
LiTTributes to the Republic in Trinidad and Tobago, LiTTributes to
the Mainland
in Guyana, LiTTribute to the Antilles staged in March in Antigua; LiTTribute to LondonTTown among others. Upcoming LiTTributes2018 will focus on the Americas.
Publication of LiTTscapes which is also associated with the LiTTours – Journeys Through the Landscapes of Fiction of Trinidad
and Tobago,
has been
widely endorsed as an effective means of engaging the national and international
communities in appreciating our built, natural and cultural heritage towards
enhancing social and cultural development and diversification and all to
promote literacy and heritage appreciation among  youths from ages 3 to 103.
Acclaimed
as a groundbreaking encyclopaedic yet coffee-table style compendium of the
lifestyles, landscapes, architecture, cultures, festivals and institutions of
the Caribbean as represented in more than 100 fictional works by some 60
writers,
LiTTscapes is geared to stimulate interest in reading, literacy
and connect the Caribbean with other continents through synergies with the
creative sectors.
Stating that LiTTscapes, though easy to
read, is not easy to describe “given its multi-tasking nature and its wide
reach,” Head of the Guyana Prize for Literature Professor Al Creighton has called
it “a work of art…a documentary, a travelogue, a critical work with visual and
literary power.”
He said, “It is a quite thorough
artistic concept…a portrait and biography of the nation of Trinidad and…is
attractively, neatly and effectively designed.” He noted that it reflects “a
considerable volume of reading ranging from…the dawn of Caribbean literature”
in such early writings as of Walter Raleigh, through the 1930s period of
literary awakening with the Beacon group, Alfred Mendes, CLR James and others,
to present. 
“It takes us on a tour of the country,
giving some exposure to almost every aspect of life…no tourist guide can give a
better, more comprehensive introduction to Trinidad. It entices and attracts
just as the glossy tourist literature.
“Photographs of several sections of
Port-of-Spain are accompanied by the descriptions and literary excerpts: this
treatment is given to the capital city, other towns, streets, urban
communities, villages, historic buildings and places, vegetation, animals,
institutions, culture and landscape. 
There is considerable visual beauty, what Derek Walcott calls “visual
surprise” in his Nobel Lecture; an impressive coverage of social history,
geography, and politics, but also a strong literary experience.  It is a survey of Trinidad’s landscape and of
its literature.”
 Creighton noted Rampersad “has done the
painstaking work analogous to that of a lexicographer, of sorting out their
several hundred references to her subjects…. with memorable passages of real
literary criticism” capturing the writings of VS Naipaul, Ian McDonald, Michael
Anthony and others.
He said, “Rampersad’s Littscapes does
achieve an innovative approach to literature in bringing it alive in the description
of landscape, life, culture and people. It encourages people to take ownership
of it, see themselves, their home or familiar places in it and accept it as a
definer of identity.”
LiTTscapes is
associated with customized LiTTours – Journeys Through the Landscapes of
Fiction.
LiTTours  bring these ‘scapes’ to reality through interactive
engagement with the national landscape. Li
TTours are
available on request and along any subject, theme or location route related to
user interest as entrepreneours, investors, industrialists or general cultural
enthusiasts and have been held for Carifesta and the jubilee year of
Independence through the capital and other cities and across the East, West,
North, Central and South Trinidad and Tobago.
LiTTributes are
events that blend holistic appreciation for Trinidad and Tobago in the many
dimensions of built, natural and cultural heritage with literary and creative
talents of its people, as well as to connect the Trinidad and Caribbean
diasporas with our international communities.
The first LiTTribute to the Republic took place in Trinidad and
Tobago in commemoration of the Jubilee year of Independence
, hosted by the
First Lady of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr Jean Ramjohn Richards and the author of
Li
TTscapes  at the 19th
century Knowsley Building in Trinidad’s capital and the August 2012 launch of Li
TTscapes at White Hall – one of Trinidad and Tobago’s
Magnificent Seven buildings
.
LiTTribute to the Mainland, Guyana
– February 2013: in collaboration with Heritage building, Moray House and
Guyana Drama Guild (dances & performances)
LiTTribute to the Antilles/ Antigua
March 2013 (young poets, Antigua Museum)
LiTTribute to LondonTTown, 2013 (BBC,
Commonwealth Foundation, filmmaker and writers)
LiTTribute to AuTThors, UNESCO,
Paris 2015;
LiTTribute to Los Conquistadores,
Barcelona Spain 2015
LiTTribute to the Americas,
Florida, April 2018
LiTTribute to ToronTTo, Canada,
May 2018
Dr
Kris Rampersad is an international sustainable development, UNESCO facilitator,
journalist and educator in Caribbean literature, culture and heritage. She is a
founding member and director of the International Institute of Gastronomy,
Culture, the Arts and Tourism and promotes literacy and literary appreciation
through various endeavours as Leaves of Life.
For
more than three decades she has been actively involved in interactive futuring,
analysing, assessing, critiquing and defining the development agenda for
Caribbean societies through its cultural forms, educating communities and
leveraging the international community.
See: Youtube short video: LiTTscapes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkgE69wgUgw
       
About Dr Kris Rampersad:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isKQt2LOXIM
 LiTTscapes album on Facebook: https://ift.tt/2HQXuXG
Dr Kris Rampersad Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/krisrampersad/                                         
LiTTours/KrisRampersad Google
Searches:
https://goo.gl/BmavVF; LiTTscapes: https://goo.gl/9Bc6wm; LiTTributes: https://goo.gl/LkY9dh

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Demokrissy: Wave a
flag for a party rag…Choosing the Emperor’s …

Oct 20, 2013 Choosing the Emperor’s New Troops. The dilemma
of choice. Voting is supposed to be an exercise in thoughtful, studied choice.
Local government is the foundation for good governance so even if one wants to
reform the … 
http://kris-rampersad.blogspot.com/
Old Casked Rum:
The Emperor’s New Tools#1 – Demokrissy – Blogger

Apr 07, 2013 Old Casked Rum: The Emperor’s New Tools#1 –
Towards Constitutional Reform in T&T. So we’ve had the rounds of
consultations on Constitutional Reform? Are we any wiser? Do we have a sense of
direction that will drive …
http://kris-rampersad.blogspot.com/
Demokrissy: Valuing
Carnival The Emperor’s New Tools#2

Apr 30, 2013 Valuing Carnival The Emperor’s New Tools#2….http://kris-rampersad.blogspot.com/
See Also:

[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZWK7A-Abd0&w=320&h=266]


Demokrissy: Winds
of Political Change – Dawn of T&T’s Arab Spring

Jul 30, 2013 Wherever these breezes have passed, they have
left in their wake wide ranging social and political changes: one the one hand
toppling long time leaders with rising decibels from previously suppressed
peoples demanding a …
http://kris-rampersad.blogspot.com/
Demokrissy: Reform,
Conform, Perform or None of the Above cross …

Oct 25, 2013 Some 50 percent did not vote. The local
government elections results lends further proof of the discussion began in
Clash of Political Cultures: Cultural Diversity and Minority Politics in
Trinidad and Tobago in Through The …
http://kris-rampersad.blogspot.com/
Demokrissy: Sounds of
a party – a political party

Oct 14, 2013 They are announcing some political meeting or
the other; and begging for my vote, and meh road still aint fix though I hear
all parts getting box drains and thing, so I vex. So peeps, you know I am a
sceptic so help me decide. 
http://kris-rampersad.blogspot.com/
Demokrissy:
T&T Constitution the culprit | The Trinidad Guardian

Jun 15, 2010 T&T Constitution the culprit | The
Trinidad Guardian · T&T Constitution the culprit | The Trinidad Guardian.
Posted by Kris Rampersad at 8:20 AM · Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare
to Facebook …
http://kris-rampersad.blogspot.com/
Related:
Demokrissy: To vote,
just how we party … Towards culturally …

Apr 30, 2010 ‘How we vote is not how we party.’ At ‘all
inclusive’ fetes and other forums, we nod in inebriated wisdom to calypsonian
David Rudder’s elucidation of the paradoxical political vs. social realities of
Trinidad and Tobago. 
http://kris-rampersad.blogspot.com/
Demokrissy: DEADLOCK:
Sign of things to come

Oct 29, 2013 An indication that unless we devise innovative
ways to address representation of our diversity, we will find ourselves in
various forms of deadlock at the polls that throw us into a spiral of political
tug of war albeit with not just …
http://kris-rampersad.blogspot.com/
Demokrissy: The human
face of constitutional reform

Oct 16, 2013 Sheilah was clearly and sharply articulating
the deficiencies in governmesaw her: a tinymite elderly woman, gracefully
wrinkled, deeply over with concerns about political and institutional
stagnation but brimming over with … 
http://kris-rampersad.blogspot.com/
Demokrissy:
Trini politics is d best

Oct 21, 2013 Ain’t Trini politics d BEST! Nobody fighting
because they lose. All parties claiming victory, all voting citizens won!
That’s what make we Carnival d best street party in the world. Everyone are
winners because we all like …
http://kris-rampersad.blogspot.com/
New Media, New Civil
Society, and Politics in a New Age – Demokrissy

Jan 09, 2012 New Media, New Civil Society, and Politics in
a New Age | The Communication Initiative Network. New Media, New Civil Society,
and Politics in a New Age | The Communication Initiative Network. Posted by
Kris Rampersad …
http://kris-rampersad.blogspot.com/
Demokrissy:
T&T politics: A new direction? – Caribbean360
 Oct 01, 2010 http://kris-rampersad.blogspot.com/
Oct 20, 2013 Choosing the Emperor’s New Troops. The dilemma
of choice. Voting is supposed to be an exercise in thoughtful, studied choice.
Local government is the foundation for good governance so even if one wants to
reform the … 
http://kris-rampersad.blogspot.com/
Old Casked Rum:
The Emperor’s New Tools#1 – Demokrissy – Blogger

Apr 07, 2013 Old Casked Rum: The Emperor’s New Tools#1 –
Towards Constitutional Reform in T&T. So we’ve had the rounds of
consultations on Constitutional Reform? Are we any wiser? Do we have a sense of
direction that will drive …
http://kris-rampersad.blogspot.com/
Demokrissy: Valuing
Carnival The Emperor’s New Tools#2

Apr 30, 2013 Valuing Carnival The Emperor’s New Tools#2….http://kris-rampersad.blogspot.com/
See Also:
Demokrissy: Winds
of Political Change – Dawn of T&T’s Arab Spring

Jul 30, 2013 Wherever these breezes have passed, they have
left in their wake wide ranging social and political changes: one the one hand
toppling long time leaders with rising decibels from previously suppressed
peoples demanding a …
http://kris-rampersad.blogspot.com/
Demokrissy: Reform,
Conform, Perform or None of the Above cross …

Oct 25, 2013 Some 50 percent did not vote. The local
government elections results lends further proof of the discussion began in
Clash of Political Cultures: Cultural Diversity and Minority Politics in
Trinidad and Tobago in Through The …
http://kris-rampersad.blogspot.com/
Demokrissy: Sounds of
a party – a political party

Oct 14, 2013 They are announcing some political meeting or
the other; and begging for my vote, and meh road still aint fix though I hear
all parts getting box drains and thing, so I vex. So peeps, you know I am a
sceptic so help me decide. 
http://kris-rampersad.blogspot.com/
Demokrissy:
T&T Constitution the culprit | The Trinidad Guardian

Jun 15, 2010 T&T Constitution the culprit | The
Trinidad Guardian · T&T Constitution the culprit | The Trinidad Guardian.
Posted by Kris Rampersad at 8:20 AM · Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare
to Facebook …
http://kris-rampersad.blogspot.com/
Related:


Demokrissy: To vote,
just how we party … Towards culturally …

Apr 30, 2010 ‘How we vote is not how we party.’ At ‘all
inclusive’ fetes and other forums, we nod in inebriated wisdom to calypsonian
David Rudder’s elucidation of the paradoxical political vs. social realities of
Trinidad and Tobago. 
http://kris-rampersad.blogspot.com/
Demokrissy: DEADLOCK:
Sign of things to come

Oct 29, 2013 An indication that unless we devise innovative
ways to address representation of our diversity, we will find ourselves in
various forms of deadlock at the polls that throw us into a spiral of political
tug of war albeit with not just …
http://kris-rampersad.blogspot.com/
Demokrissy: The human
face of constitutional reform

Oct 16, 2013 Sheilah was clearly and sharply articulating
the deficiencies in governmesaw her: a tinymite elderly woman, gracefully
wrinkled, deeply over with concerns about political and institutional
stagnation but brimming over with … 
http://kris-rampersad.blogspot.com/
Demokrissy:
Trini politics is d best

Oct 21, 2013 Ain’t Trini politics d BEST! Nobody fighting
because they lose. All parties claiming victory, all voting citizens won!
That’s what make we Carnival d best street party in the world. Everyone are
winners because we all like …
http://kris-rampersad.blogspot.com/
New Media, New Civil
Society, and Politics in a New Age – Demokrissy

Jan 09, 2012 New Media, New Civil Society, and Politics in
a New Age | The Communication Initiative Network. New Media, New Civil Society,
and Politics in a New Age | The Communication Initiative Network. Posted by
Kris Rampersad …
http://kris-rampersad.blogspot.com/
Demokrissy:
T&T politics: A new direction? – Caribbean360
 Oct 01, 2010 http://kris-rampersad.blogspot.com/
Others: Demokrissy: Old Casked
Rum: The Emperor’s New Tools#1 …

Apr 07, 2013
Old Casked Rum: The
Emperor’s New Tools#1 – Towards Constitutional Reform in T&T. So we’ve had
the rounds of consultations on Constitutional Reform? Are we any wiser? Do we
have a sense of direction that will drive …

http://kris-rampersad.blogspot.com/
Demokrissy: Valuing
Carnival The Emperor’s New Tools#2

Apr 30, 2013
Valuing Carnival The
Emperor’s New Tools#2. 

http://kris-rampersad.blogspot.com/
Wave a flag for a
party rag…Choosing the Emperor’s New …

Oct 20, 2013
Choosing the Emperor’s
New Troops. The dilemma of choice. Voting is supposed to be an … Old Casked
Rum: The Emperor’s New Tools#1 – Towards Constitutional Reform in T&T.
Posted by Kris Rampersad at 10:36 AM …

http://kris-rampersad.blogspot.com/
Demokrissy:
Carnivalising the Constitution People Power …

Feb 26, 2014
This Demokrissy
series, The Emperor’s New Tools, continues and builds on the analysis of
evolution in our governance, begun in the introduction to my book, Through the
Political Glass Ceiling (2010): The Clash of Political …

http://kris-rampersad.blogspot.com/
Envisioning
outside-the-island-box … – Demokrissy – Blogger

Feb 10, 2014
This Demokrissy
series, The Emperor’s New Tools, continues and builds on the analysis of
evolution in our governance, begun in the introduction to my book, Through the
Political Glass Ceiling (2010): The Clash of Political …

http://kris-rampersad.blogspot.com/
Demokrissy: Futuring
the Post-2015 UNESCO Agenda

Apr 22, 2014
It is placing
increasing pressure for erasure of barriers of geography, age, ethnicity,
gender, cultures and other sectoral interests, and in utilising the tools
placed at our disposal to access our accumulate knowledge and technologies
towards eroding these superficial barriers. In this context, we believe that
the work of UNESCO remains significant and relevant and that UNESCO is indeed
the institution best positioned to consolidate the ….. The Emperor’s New
Tools …

http://kris-rampersad.blogspot.com/
Demokrissy: Cutting
edge journalism

Jun 15, 2010
The Emperor’s New
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