WALK WITH ME An AutobiographyProduct no.: HP219
Collin Leroy Carter
An engaging and insightful look at growing up in Barbados in the 1940s and 1950s through the keyhole of one man’s experiences ... part historical text, part ‘coming of age’ story, part Pan-Africanist manual. This publication speaks to many themes that easily resonate to persons of Afro-Caribbean descent, and indeed any person who wishes an insider’s view into the origins and realities of working class Caribbean persons of that generation.
Collin Leroy Carter is a Barbadian national who divides his time between ‘Umoja’, his home in Barbados, and London. He is the founder and owner of African-Caribbean Funeral Services, the first Black-owned funeral service in the United Kingdom. He also owns Jetload Trading Limited, a freight-forwarding company, and Jessbank Limited, a property management and development company.
Over the years, his friends often told him that he, “has a book in him,” but it was only after making a promise to his wife, Lynne, and his family, and with the help of author, Annette Ione Smith (whose research was invaluable to its completion) that the publication of this book has come to fruition.
Collin is an activist and committed Pan-Africanist; a truly conscious African. Walk With Me is the fulfilment of a lifelong dream of telling his story by following in the footsteps of the ancestral griots. He is grateful to be able to share his life’s experiences and the knowledge he has gained.