Memory keeping is our legacy and
our responsibility. It is the tool to shatter the silence about our place in history and open up spaces for imaginative discourse.
Meet the Author
Dr. Marva McClean
McClean is a Jamaican born educator and writer who explores issues of ancestral heredity and the inherent tensions in the
creative journey of a woman of color in the Americas. She is currently researching
and writing about the emancipatory position Ashanti
warrior, Nanny of the Maroons, occupies in the West Indian ideology of resistance, struggle, and empowerment.
Bridges to Memory Dr. McClean explores the intriguing connection between culture
and identity, and memory and the imagination. She writes for local newspapers and presents her work at national and international
conferences and workshops. She has presented at the Miami Bookfair International, the Caribbean Conference on Literature,
the Pan African Bookfest, Barnes and Noble Bookstore and Florida
Women’s History Month Seminar.
lived in South Florida for the past twenty years, Marva McClean comments on the rich texture
of the human and environmental diversity of the state: “This is a place where generations connect and cultures, races,
and ethnicities intertwine. It is a place where we explore the power of literature to build and transform lives. This is a
place where we acknowledge the common threads that unite humanity, where we learn from our sameness and celebrate our uniqueness.”