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COVER GIRLS: When the fairy godmother sweeps the Prince and Hollwood Actress wedding mania off the front pages at our LiTTributeSToToronTTo. Join the unfolding saga from 3pm Sunday May 20 2018 at Windues Restaurant Scarborough Toronto Canada see more https://goo.gl/5undaz

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Dear Lizzie,
Cover Girls edge Meghna-Prince Harry off front page!
Centuries into the women’s liberation movement, it may still be everygirl’s dream to marry, and to a Prince, but who would think that the Royal Wedding mania that has gripped Canada through Toronto could be upstaged by a revolution!
Toronto is gripped with pride as the city that intiated the romance and the upcoming nuptials of Prince Harry and the Hollywood actress Meghan Markle, the latest edition of the Monarchy to which Canadastill owes its allegiance , despite becoming independent of British rule more than a century before my birth! 
Just when we thought it may be impossible to turn heads that are glued from the unfolding drama and melodrama of the Royal to-do, enters our fairy godmother-educator to give flight to our Reading Revolution to transform the cinderalla art of reading into headliner for equity, progress and sustainable development.
The intervention turned heads glued to the fairytale romance to the real life fairytale of women in education and development who have set the foundation for women’s education, women as a force in the workplace, in business, in politics, in Hollywood, towards creating a more equitable society. The cindergirl and the fairy godmother educator became Cover Girls of Independence and the headlines of the Independent Newspaper, voted the Best Digital Newspaper in Canada by the Media Council of Canada and the Canadian Ethnic Press.
It promises a happily ever after to those independent-minded who still celebrate the independent spirit of women and are stemming the tide of regression of centuries of suppression of the independent spirit of women.
As we wish Meghan Markle andHarry MontbattenWindsor  – my Jahaji Bhai – a happily ever after, we look to our own happy endings. Join us after the wedding for the grand nuptial celebration in our continuing LiTTribute to ToronTTo: A Reading and A Roti at Windies Restaurant, Scarborough from 3 pm on Sunday May 20, 2018 for this and much more food for thought! Rethinking Development. 
For books and bookings and to partner and sponsor with our developmental efforts, email lolleaves@gmail.com or see images and videos this page for details or contact us on soccial media: Twitter @lolleaves FaceBook LiTTscapes and Leaves of Life Meet Caribbean Literary Salon

It’s our royal wedding of island and continental culture.
Spicing up appetites with creative conversation our LiTTribute to the Americas Canada Section continue LiTTributes to ToronTTO with our global journeys through the Landscapes of Fiction at @Windies Restaurant, Scarborough Toronto this Sunday May 20, 2018 from 3 pm.
What is the role of the Royal Ontario Museum​ and like arts, film,  music, performance and culture institutions in advancing post colonial societies?
How can the media  in both mainstream and ethnic communities better represent the multicultural spectrum of Canadian diversity?
How can we better utilise the vast numbers of cultural arenas and mechanisms to bridge cultural

divides and create the connected world touted by the Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau with his multisectrum Cabinet?

How can they better serve the array of cultural communities through the multicultural policy directions of Canada and our connected global diasporas?
The continuing saga of our global LiTTributes move to the Windies Restaurant in Scarborough this weekend from 3 pm Sunday May 20 2018 as we connect East and West silk, spice, slave and indentured immigrant routes in an exploration ofmulticulturalism through intercultural dialogue.
Drawn from the concept of LiTTributes to recognise heritage institutions along with lifestyles and pasttimes, our LiTTribute to ToronTTo will engage creative conversations on the intertwining of the now global game of cricket with the heritage of food along with other cultural forms and expresiions through their representations through the literatures of the Commonwealth and the Caribbean, and the roots and routes of our societies in the Americas.

Inspired by LiTTscapes – Landscapes of Fiction, these interactive engagements bridge generation gaps, promote youth to engage in meaningful considerations of cultural continuity while promoting respect and understanding of the range of cultural traditions beliefs and practices that have become intrinsic to modern living. Enter our discussions through the portal of LiTTscapes which features a number of writers out of Canada as Neil Bissoondath, the nephew of Nobel Laureate Sir Vidia Naipaul who has himself challenged the impact of Canadian multicultural policies, Ramabai Espinet, Shani Mootoo, Ismith Khan, Samuel Selvon and others.

Meet us at the Windies Restaurant Scarborough Toronto Ontario Canada from 3 pm May 20 2018.  See images this page for further details.

Our Creative Conversation – synergies between the literary and performing arts in the spirit of Exploration, Entertainment Education and Empowerment through Novel lenses with music, song, dance, and recitation. Engaging generations. All ages. All interests. Tailor made to your events and special occasions. By Request Only.
Learn more. Next stop Toronto. #LiTTributeToToronto
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Global education statistics suggest that boys lag behind in reading in a campaign  #Don’tForgetTheBoys.

The experience of our boys are different.
Our efforts look beyond the statistics and engage boys and girls of all ages to appreciate reading in  novel ways through culture-specific forms as we promote inclusive societies.
We are redefining multiculturalism to bridge the gaps between generations, between cultures, between genders and scaling walls that create inequity and discrimination through literacy and literary elderly and intergenerational appreciation.


Our LiTTribute series re-tailor your events to suit your environment, inspired by LiTTscapes – Landscapes of Fiction by Kris Rampersad, in partnership with global diasporas.


Following our LiTTributes To The Americas, the Republic, To LondonTTown, To the Mainland and To the Antilles, in our next chapter we being our LiTTributes to Toronto, in association with Zoomers Association and the Independent Newspaper of Canada on May 13, 2018 at the Erin View Residence Hall in Mississauga Toronto from 1 pm and at Windies Restaurant from 1 pm on May 20 2018 in association with the Independent Newspaper – voted the best digital newspaper by the Media Council of Canada and the National Ethnic Press. See images this page and contact our partners for bookings.
Since our launch many mothers, fathers, guardians and community organisations who have come into contact with our initiative have commended our efforts.
Ours is an all encompassing journey of Exploration, Entertainment, Education and Empowerment.  …. find out more from our LiTTributes, LiTTscapes and LiTTours.
Want to partner or sponsor an event, book a tour or purchase books for your schools or communities?
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Join us at LiTTributes 2018 to find out more …

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LiTTribute to LondonTTown
LiTTribute to the AnTTiles
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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. LiTTours 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 LiTTscapes  at the 19th century Knowsley Building in Trinidad’s capital and the August 2012 launch of LiTTscapes 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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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 …
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Demokrissy: Cutting edge journalism
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A royal wedding of creative spices Join our journeys through Canada’s multiculturalism at LiTTribute to ToronTTo Canada May 20

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It’s our royal wedding of island and continental culture.
Spicing up appetites with creative conversation our LiTTribute to the Americas Canada Section continue LiTTributes to ToronTTO with our global journeys through the Landscapes of Fiction at @Windies Restaurant, Scarborough Toronto this Sunday May 20, 2018 from 3 pm.
What is the role of the Royal Ontario Museum​ and like arts, film,  music, performance and culture institutions in advancing post colonial societies?
How can the media  in both mainstream and ethnic communities better represent the multicultural spectrum of Canadian diversity?
How can we better utilise the vast numbers of cultural arenas and mechanisms to bridge cultural
divides and create the connected world touted by the Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau with his multisectrum Cabinet?
How can they better serve the array of cultural communities through the multicultural policy directions of Canada and our connected global diasporas?

The continuing saga of our global LiTTributes move to the Windies Restaurant in Scarborough this weekend from 3 pm Sunday May 20 2018 as we connect East and West silk, spice, slave and indentured immigrant routes in an exploration ofmulticulturalism through intercultural dialogue.
Drawn from the concept of LiTTributes to recognise heritage institutions along with lifestyles and pasttimes, our LiTTribute to ToronTTo will engage creative conversations on the intertwining of the now global game of cricket with the heritage of food along with other cultural forms and expresiions through their representations through the literatures of the Commonwealth and the Caribbean, and the roots and routes of our societies in the Americas. 
Inspired by LiTTscapes – Landscapes of Fiction, these interactive engagements bridge generation gaps, promote youth to engage in meaningful considerations of cultural continuity while promoting respect and understanding of the range of cultural traditions beliefs and practices that have become intrinsic to modern living. Enter our discussions through the portal of LiTTscapes which features a number of writers out of Canada as Neil Bissoondath, the nephew of Nobel Laureate Sir Vidia Naipaul who has himself challenged the impact of Canadian multicultural policies, Ramabai Espinet, Shani Mootoo, Ismith Khan, Samuel Selvon and others.
Meet us at the Windies Restaurant Scarborough Toronto Ontario Canada from 3 pm May 20 2018.  See images this page for further details.

Our Creative Conversation – synergies between the literary and performing arts in the spirit of Exploration, Entertainment Education and Empowerment through Novel lenses with music, song, dance, and recitation. Engaging generations. All ages. All interests. Tailor made to your events and special occasions. By Request Only.
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Global education statistics suggest that boys lag behind in reading in a campaign  #Don’tForgetTheBoys.
The experience of our boys are different.
Our efforts look beyond the statistics and engage boys and girls of all ages to appreciate reading in  novel ways through culture-specific forms as we promote inclusive societies.
We are redefining multiculturalism to bridge the gaps between generations, between cultures, between genders and scaling walls that create inequity and discrimination through literacy and literary elderly and intergenerational appreciation.

Our LiTTribute series re-tailor your events to suit your environment, inspired by LiTTscapes – Landscapes of Fiction by Kris Rampersad, in partnership with global diasporas.


Following our LiTTributes To The Americas, the Republic, To LondonTTown, To the Mainland and To the Antilles, in our next chapter we being our LiTTributes to Toronto, in association with Zoomers Association and the Independent Newspaper of Canada on May 13, 2018 at the Erin View Residence Hall in Mississauga Toronto from 1 pm and at Windies Restaurant from 1 pm on May 20 2018 in association with the Independent Newspaper – voted the best digital newspaper by the Media Council of Canada and the National Ethnic Press. See images this page and contact our partners for bookings.
Since our launch many mothers, fathers, guardians and community organisations who have come into contact with our initiative have commended our efforts.
Ours is an all encompassing journey of Exploration, Entertainment, Education and Empowerment.  …. find out more from our LiTTributes, LiTTscapes and LiTTours.
Want to partner or sponsor an event, book a tour or purchase books for your schools or communities?
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LiTTribute to LondonTTown
LiTTribute to the AnTTiles
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LiTTribute to the Republic…and more


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. LiTTours 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 LiTTscapes  at the 19th century Knowsley Building in Trinidad’s capital and the August 2012 launch of LiTTscapes 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
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Dr Kris Rampersad Profile:https://www.linkedin.com/in/krisrampersad/                                         
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An island is a world. The global village begins in a village. Inspired by the work of my community fellows and proud to be among the graduates of St Julien where community service is valued as much as academic achievements! See article community gives back.
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St Julien Presbyterian Past pupils give back

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Emotions of gratitude and inspiration etched on the faces of scores of pupils of the Basdeo Panday Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Centre and St Julien Presbyterian School who received educational gifts last Thursday was testament to the fact that investing in young people and giving back makes a significant difference.|
The pupils of the schools, which are both located in St Julien Village, Princes Town, benefitted from the generosity of the Kowlessar family, which has seen three generations attend the schools so far.
Speaking on behalf of her family was Anne Kowlessar who indicated that they wanted to make a contribution to the institutions which had created the educational foundation for their family.
“We all have so many wonderful memories of attending both schools and those experiences shaped who we are today, especially in terms of our love for learning, our strong connection to home and our values.
We felt that it was our duty to give back to the schools that have given us so very much. The feedback of love and appreciation that we have received has filled our hearts with joy.
“I would encourage every person to give back to their past schools because every little contribution makes a big difference, especially when it comes to educating our children. Just as much as the government and the denominational boards, we each can each play an important role in education.”
Each pupil was presented with a book bag filled with items such as pens, pencils, erasers, sharpeners, markers, a stapler, notebooks and an array of other stationary supplies, in addition to a dictionary.
The wide-eyed looks of wonder mirrored the heartfelt appreciation of the pupils, which was reflected in the words of Shane Harricharan, a standard four student of St Julien Presbyterian, “This is a tremendous gift to us and we are very thankful that the Kowlessar family wanted to contribute to our education. I have always been motivated to study hard to succeed and now I have another reason to achieve my best.
“I want to follow their example and give back to this school one day so that those students will also know that they are supported and appreciated. This was a wonderful thing that they did and we are thankful for everything.”
St Julien Presbyterian School boasts many successful past students, including former Prime Minister Basdeo Panday who resided in the village and in whose honour the ECCE Centre was named.
Other outstanding members of the St Julien alumni include UWI lecturer Dr Indira Rampersad; former Petrotrin vice-president Mado Bachan; media, cultural and literary consultant and educator Dr Kris Rampersad; past principal and school supervisor Wilfred Adimoolah; and engineer Roy Gunness.
Also expressing gratitude for the generous gesture was St Julien Presbyterian Principal Hannays Ramsingh: “In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, we sometimes forget that we have so very much to be thankful for. When a contribution like this is made, it makes us pause and reflect on the fact that we each have a responsibility to inspire and motivate young people, especially to learn and grow. These children have been energised to learn by this act of kindness and this is one of those moments that will stay with them for a lifetime.
“We are truly grateful, not only for the generosity of the Kowlessars, but also for the valuable lesson that they has taught us as adults—that we all need to give back and keep the cycle of benefit going.”
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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:
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 …

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edge journalism

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LiTTribute Odyssey in the News again Next Stop Toronto and coming to a city near you

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Dr Kris Rampersad, author, heritage educator and journalist, has urged the diverse populations of the Americas to build bridges through walls.

Rampersad is on a literary tour dubbed LiTTribute to the Americas 2018 across North America and Canada aimed to promote intercultural dialogue showcase the connections with literary heritage and other experiences of peoples of the Americas inspired by her commemorative book LiTTscapes – Landscapes of Fiction. LiTTscapes has been hailed for its efforts at bridging the gaps among the diverse cultures of the Caribbean.
The Canadian appearances begin as guest of the Zoomers’ Association annual Mothers’ Day celebrations at the Erin View Residence Hall, Mississauga, Ontario from 1 pm May 13, 2018 to autograph works and for interactive engagement on the theme Mothers, Motherlands and MotherCultures and from 3 pm May 20 2018 for A Roti and a Reading at Windies Restaurant, Scarborough Toronto.
Speaking at A Celebration of Arrivals in South Florida USA last week accompanied by steelpan music, calypso, and dances, Dr Rampersad told of how these cultural forms were the bedrock of the literary culture. Creating linkages between the two can encourage appreciation of literature and encourage reading that can foster greater appreciation of other peoples and cultures, she said.A peace advocate, she observed a moment of remembrance for the victims of the recent school shooting that claimed the lives of 17 students in Florida and urged guests to harness their collective energies and knowledge of the strength of community gained from their villages of origin to counter the culture of violence and despair that seems to be crippling communities across the Americas.
Dr Rampersad recalled her early schooling, when “students did not have access to guns” and gave anecdotes of when “chalk was our only weapon!” in the presence of some of her early mentors, now resident in the diaspora including former Deacon of the Anglican Church Reverend Winston Joseph who said he attended as he has followed Dr Rampersad’s achievements since a student, and one of her early childhood teachers, Mrs Marion Karamath, a retired special education teacher of Canada who introduced her to the US audience.
Dr Rampersad said that laying a solid foundation for children through a culture of reading and exchange of experiences can bridge the generation gap and redirect the anxieties that lead to violence, as she shared successes of the children of LiTTscapes who showcased their talent during the initial launch of the book at Whitehall, one of the Magnificent Seven heritage landmarks in Trinidad and Tobago and other LiTTributes held in the Caribbean, UK and Europe.
“We are nurturing and building cultural confidence so they emerge from any sense of marginalization to  self-esteem,” she said, noting that “in the land of Walt Disney, that cannot be too lofty an ideal to consider, nor too much an impossibility to recreate!”
She recalled being tasked to recite before her entire school a poem which contained words that were “very bigly” and felt then the power of words to move apart the walls that also served as blackboards,  and to build bridges of understanding through knowledge.
“It did leave me with the notion that reading has the capacity to remove walls that divide us,” she said, identifying some of the ‘bigly’ words in the poem as indelibly, phenomenal and unfathomable and challenged herself to put them into a sentence.
“Scaling first the walls of unfathomable words that have remained indelibly imbedded in my mind, I graduated into a phenomenal obsession to see those walls pulled aside so that we can build bridges and all share in a common vision for unity and camaraderie,” she said, to applause.  She said she was connecting with people who share this vision to empower youth and to bring diverse communities together, not just those of who migrated from the Caribbean, and who came from other continents but also the indigeneous peoples of the Americas.
She said her research on many communities who have migrated show the journeys have bee

n long and treacherous and “there are still tectonic jostlings in adjusting to the aftershocks that are similar in small islands as continental spaces dealing with diversity – jostling for recognition, for access, for equality of treatment. Sometimes it takes over our young and not so young, and spill over in frustrated and violent and extremist behaviour.

“It is my belief that if we create tracks through the imagination for a journey beyond the weight of that history, beyond the erasures and distortions of historical records, there will be a different tone to our conversations about diversity,” she said. “It was my interest in the village space that grew from my focus on a rural spot on a small island the expanding contours of the global village, and my research grew to encompass a broad range of interests that now is described in those bigly words as sustainable development.”
Many eagerly shared their memories of growing up in villages, such as those represented in LiTTscapes, following the formal presentations of awards to diverse community members, as Gary Persad and Steven & Margaret Chang with an inscription from the Tao Te Ching – an ancient Chinese text – “The Heart that Gives, Gathers.”


Dr Rampersad’s will continue efforts at engagement through heritage in Toronto, Canada in May at the Erin View Residence Hall from 1 pm on May 13 2018 where she will speak on Mothers, Motherlands and MotherCultures, and at Windies Restaurant, Scarborough Toronto from 3 pm on May 20 2018. For details and bookings, partnerships and sponsorships email lolleaves@gmail.com.


We are viewing the world through mutlicultural lenses

Global education statistics suggest that boys lag behind in reading in a campaign  #Don’tForgetTheBoys.
The experiences of the boys of LiTTscapesare different.
Our efforts look beyond the statistics and engage boys and girls of all ages to appreciate reading in  novel ways through culture-specific forms as we promote inclusive societies.
We are redefining multiculturalism to bridge the gaps between generations, between cultures, between genders and scaling walls that create inequity and discrimination through literacy and literary elderly and intergenerational appreciation.

Our LiTTribute series re-tailor your events to suit your environment, inspired by LiTTscapes – Landscapes of Fiction by Kris Rampersad, in partnership with global diasporas.


Following our LiTTributes To The Americas, the Republic, To LondonTTown, To the Mainland and To the Antilles, in our next chapter we being our LiTTributes to Toronto, in association with Zoomers Association and the Independent Newspaper of Canada on May 13, 2018 at the Erin View Residence Hall in Mississauga Toronto from 1 pm and at Windies Restaurant from 1 pm on May 20 2018 in association with the Independent Newspaper – voted the best digital newspaper by the Media Council of Canada and the National Ethnic Press. See images this page and contact our partners for bookings.
Since our launch many mothers, fathers, guardians and community organisations who have come into contact with our initiative have commended our efforts.
Ours is an all encompassing journey of Exploration, Entertainment, Education and Empowerment.  …. find out more from our LiTTributes, LiTTscapes and LiTTours.
Want to partner or sponsor an event, book a tour or purchase books for your schools or communities?
 Email lolleaves@gmail.com. Find us on social media: Twitte:r @lolleaves; Facebook: LiTTscapes 
Sharing some images of our engagement activities for your better understanding.


Join us at LiTTributes 2018 to find out more …
Follow our Literary journeys:
LiTTribute to the Americas
LiTTribute to LondonTTown
LiTTribute to the AnTTiles
LiTTribute to the Mainland
LiTTribute to the Republic…and more


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. LiTTours 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 LiTTscapes  at the 19th century Knowsley Building in Trinidad’s capital and the August 2012 launch of LiTTscapes 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.

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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/
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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/
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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 …
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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 …
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Demokrissy: Cutting edge journalism
Jun 15, 2010
The Emperor’s New Tools. Loading… AddThis. Bookmark and Share. Loading… Follow by Email. About Me. My Photo · Kris Rampersad. Media, Cultural and Literary Consultant, Facilitator, Educator and Practitioner. View my …
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