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Dec 21, 2021

The Book is a Tool That Can Be Used in Many Disciplines across Belize

Annmarie Williams

Williams says the book is a helpful tool for people who want to learn more about the history of women in Belizean politics, or who want to reclaim the stories of women who may have been somewhat erased from other historical and political narratives. She says Political Women in Red & Blue can be a resource for teachers and students in several disciplines.


Annmarie Williams, Author, Political Women in Red & Blue

“This book is important because a lot of the contributions that these women have made, the few men who write history in Belize, they have either written about women peripherally or they have written them out of history. And it’s an important part of our country’s history. After all, you cannot have half the voting population not having their history recorded. That’s like having half a country. We already have half a country with a mere absence of women in politics at the highest decision-making level, let alone not have their contributions recorded.   A number of students and teachers are not familiar with some of what has been captured in this book, and I feel it’s an excellent opportunity to infuse local content – it could be used for Social Studies, History, Civics, English across the curriculum.”


Annmarie explained that the women whose lives are reflected in her book have all willingly been interviewed and shared information. One woman who has not appeared in the book, former Minister of State at Immigration, Beverly Williams, could not be reached, the author said. The book is on sale at the Angelus Press in Belize City and will be shortly at the Belmopan branch for forty-five dollars per copy.  It will also be available shortly on Amazon. If you would like to have an autographed copy of the book, you can contact Annmarie Williams on Facebook while she is in Belize for the next few weeks.

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