Posted: Friday, June 8, 2018. 11: 50 a.m. CST.
By BBN Staff: Belizean writer, historian and former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Assad Shoman launches his new book tonight at the Image Factory in Belize City.
“Guatemala’s Claim to Belize: The Definitive History”, has been described as an essential reading for our times, for students and for readers to understand the complex historic background of Guatemala’s claim.
Shoman is also the author of 13 Chapters of a History of Belize.
Shoman’s new book is launched in the wake of an on-going education campaign by the government of Belize about Guatemala’s long standing dispute on Belize’s continental, insular and maritime territory.
In an interview with News 5 yesterday, Shoman explained that he has been working on the book for three years with continuous research and the timeline of how Belize gained Independence despite pressure from bigger countries.
Attorney Richard Dickie Bradley describes the book as being ‘the only book worth reading on ALL we need to know about Guatemala’s dangerous claim to half of our country. This is the story as only this towering intellectual, historian, prolific writer, and hero of our generation can tell it. For he was there. He made it happen. This is the history we have been longing to read. Read it and emancipate yourselves from lack of knowledge.’
Books will be on sale tonight at the Image Factory for $30.
The book will be officially launched in Orange Walk on June 12, Corozal, June 13 and San Ignacio, June 15.
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