Indeed, the book reminds us that the United States has not been a part of ACLALS
In July 2001 the XIIth triennial conference of ACLALS was held in Canberra, Australia.
It is this that gives ACLALS its inner energy, purpose, fellowship and activity.
Edward Said, "Figures, Configurations, Transfigurations" (Keynote Address to 1989 ACLALS
Conference), in From Commonwealth to Post-Colonial, ed.
Aptly timed to coincide with the triennial ACLALS
(Association of Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies) conference held in Colombo in August 1995, Penguin India released three books: James Goonewardene's sixth novel, The Tribal Hangover; Yasmine Gooneratne's second novel, The Pleasures of Conquest; and Jean Arasanayagam's first book of fiction, the short-story collection All Is Burning.
A case in point is the writer's recollection of the Association of Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (ACLALS
) conference held in January 1971 at the University of the West Indies, Mona, where Brathwaite and some of his intellectual kin were branded "cultural gorillas" (322) for presumably creating an atmosphere which displeased some distinguished guests like Naipaul, who was the keynote speaker.
His international positions include World Chairman, Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (ACLALS
), and Vice-Chairman, International Federation for Modern Languages and Literatures (FILLM).