UCL Institute of the Americas


Your Time Is Done Now. Slavery, Resistance and Defeat: The Maroon Wars of Dominica (1813-1814)

19 March 2015, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

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UCL Institute of the Americas


UCL Institute of the Americas, 51 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PN

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Polly Pattullo (author) - Little is known about the Maroons of Dominica, who challenged the British Empire 200 years ago, were captured and subjected to arbitrary justice. Your Time Is Done Now tells their story for the first time through the evidence of the courts and, unusually, hears their voices. The evidence reveals little-known information about how the Maroons survived and about their relationship with their allies, the enslaved. The book also examines the key role of the British governor, George Ainslie, and how the Colonial Office in London reacted to his harsh conduct toward the Maroons. Editor Polly Pattullo will discuss the book, with readings from the trials. Chaired by Prof. Gad Heuman. Your Time is Done Now is published by Papillote Press, London 2015.

Polly Pattullo is the publisher of Papillote Press. She is a former journalist and the author of books on the Caribbean tourism industry (Last Resorts) and the Montserrat volcano crisis (Fire from the Mountain).