Barbadians have been encouraged to create public memoirs to help promote local artistes to the world as global citizens.
This from Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley as she paid tribute to the late literary icon Edward Kamau Brathwaite Friday morning during the official funeral service at the James Street Methodist church.
Prime Minister Mottley says this would ensure that those iconic figures don’t leave the local shores as is commonly the case.
Ms. Mottley says Mr. Brathwaite needed to be honoured for his courage and tenacity as a Barbadian, a Caribbean man and a global warrior who by his literary contribution has done so much to change so many.
Ms. Mottley says he was a national treasure who will be missed.
She noted that Mr. Brathwaite was one who was committed to a nation language and not just a dialect which he caused worldwide to be viewed as an acceptable language of the region.