David Dabydeen is a Professor in the Centre for Caribbean Studies at the University of Warwick. Recent publications include Slavery, Abolition and Emancipation: Black Writers in the British Romantic Period (1999), and the novel A Harlot's Progress, which was shortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Guyana's Ambassador to UNESCO. John Gilmore is a lecturer in the Centre for Caribbean Studies at the University of Warwick. Recent publications include A-Z of Barbados Heritage, Empires and Conquests, and Freedom and Change. Cecily Jones is a member of the Sociology Department of the University of Warwick, where she is Director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Caribbean Studies.