At a general membership meeting on the 24th of January 2015, four of the BHA members donated books to the BHA library collection. Mr. Fred Hunter gifted his book entitled “The history of the sovereignty of Belize by occupation force of arms treaties” (2013). Mr. Frantz Smith provided us with his book titled “A History of Enterprise in Belize” (2013). Ms. Montserrat Casademunt donated “British Honduras: The invention of a colonial territory Mapping and spatial knowledge in the 19th century” written by Odile Hoffmann and published by her Cubola company. Ms. Ifasina Efunyemi presented us with “When British Honduras became Belize: A Peace Corps Memoir, 1971 – 1973” (2014) donated and written by Ted Cox.
Other members have pledged to expand our collection by donating their books to the BHA. Most recently, we received several books by Ms. Myrna Manzanares who has written on traditional games of Belize and short stories from Gales Point Manatee. It is a great joy for the BHA to count with persons who take the time to write about Belize’s culture and history and we look forward to many more works to be published by our members.
These publications are now available for research purposes at the BHA Secretariat, Institute for Social and Cultural Research (ISCR/NICH) in Belmopan. You can also purchase them at local book stores throughout the country. Or if you would like to get a hold of a signed copy do visit our next general meeting!