Bert Williams Born in Antigua

“During my subsequent research on Bert Williams, I discovered that several countries had claimed that Bert was born there. Bermuda has claimed him. The Bahamas have claimed him and Jamaica has claimed him. Can one man be born in four places ? No!

I have read where Bert has said that he was born in Swetes Village in Antigua.”

So writes Selvyn Walter in the May 30th 2013 edition of his Of Dis ‘n Dat column, entitled Who then is an Antiguan? Read it in full here.

Also read my thoughts on the Antigua-less version of Williams’ life in Caryl Philips’ Dancing in the Dark in my book blog here – the jumps are temperamental though, so you may need to scroll.


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