Katrina Gulliver

Should we blame our ancestors for slavery when we’re equally culpable?

Two new books castigate former atrocities in the Caribbean but disregard the child labour involved in manufacturing computers today

The monument in Georgetown, Guyana to the Demerara uprising of 1823. [Alamy]

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