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Stamp Exhibition To Mark Barbados Independence


CREATIVE DIRECTOR Jon Daniel is launching a new stamp exhibition to mark Barbados’ Independence.

Daniel, the man behind the critically acclaimed Afro Supa Hero exhibition is launching POST COLONIAL: 50 Brilliant Barbados Stamps in partnership with the world’s leading philatelic authority, Stanley Gibbons.

An event to mark the launch was held in central London. Daniel was born in 1966, the same year that Barbados first became an independent nation, and he also celebrates his 50th birthday this year.

Through his father, he has dual nationality and citizenship of Barbados and his earliest memory is actually of Barbados and Grenada where he was taken as a child for family reunions.

Daniel’s Afro Supa Hero collection is currently being exhibited at the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool. A large part of the exhibition explores his family as an inspiration.

Afro Supa Hero displays his personal collection of black pop cultural heroes and heroines of the African diaspora (both real life and fictional), through comics, action figures, memorabilia and games.

It also explores the importance of role models and icons in combating the legacies of racism and discrimination.

He said: “When you look at the trials and torturous effects of slavery, and the fact that a people have come through that, that is a truly inspirational story. I don’t think anybody could argue with the horrors of slavery. To have gone through that is an example of super heroism.”

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