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The Slave Master of Trinidad by Dr. Selwyn R. Cudjoe
The Slave Master of Trinidad by Dr. Selwyn R. Cudjoe


Indian Time Ah Come by Dr. Selwyn R. Cudjoe
Indian Time Ah Come by Dr. Selwyn R. Cudjoe


Caribbean Visionary: A. R. F. Webber and the Making of the Guyanese Nation by Dr. Selwyn R. Cudjoe
Caribbean Visionary: A. R. F. Webber and the Making of the Guyanese Nation by Dr. Selwyn R. Cudjoe


RUPERTA Tale in Black and White GRAY
The new edition of the novel published by Calaloux Publications RUPERTA Tale in Black and White GRAY by Stephen Nathaniel Cobham [PDF]
The Cudjoe Collection of Trinidad and Tobago Literature With an Introduction by Selwyn R. Cudjoe

Dr. Selwyn R. Cudjoe is a professor of Literature at
Wellesley College


Identity and Caribbean Literature
A lecture delivered to the Japanese Black Studies
Association at Nara Women's College, Nara, Japan.


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Tithes & Thefts — Part 2 January 14, 2020
Archbishop Henry Richards was one of the most respected members of the Tacarigua community. His brother, S. L. B. Richards, the rector of Trinity Cathedral, was considered the "embodiment of Christian charity and was never so happy as when engaged in the relief of distress or suffering." His well-attended funeral in 1877 demonstrated the esteem in which he was held by the community. Full Article

Tithes & Thefts — Part 1 January 08, 2020
After it was reported that Pastor Vinworth Antony Dayal, leader of the Third Exodus Assembly Church, had assembled $29 million in assets over 19 years, Dr. Knolly Clarke, head of the IRO, declared: "Each church has their own way of doing things but in the Anglican Church and I think in the Roman Catholic, we have trustees. We audit our accounts every year. Our church is very strict with funds. It is not a one-man show" (Express, January 3, 2002). Full Article

How Our Banking System Dis-serves the Poor January 02, 2020
The issuance of the polymer $100 bill and the hardships it caused many citizens should make us realize how the banking system discriminates against the poor and looks down on them for having created an alternative financial system that serves their needs. Full Article

Democrats Beware! December 27, 2019
I was in London in 2016 when the United Kingdom (UK) voted to leave the European Union (EU). I expected that the British would remain in the EU because international cooperation is better than nationalist posturing. I was wrong. The British people voted to leave the EU by a small margin. Full Article

Not Because One is Paranoid... December 16, 2019
On Thursday I read Jovanne Edmund's protest against Junia Regrello being reappointed as the mayor of San Fernando.
A day earlier I had seen a video in which Edmund had made a similar plea as she protested in front of San Fernando City Hall. Her gripe, according to Newsday, was that Regrello's son worked for the San Fernando Corporation. Her rationale was as follows: 'Nobody would kill you to say your son working in the corporation... Come out plain and say so. The same way your son could eat a food, other people could eat a food too' (Newsday, December 12). Full Article

Money Does Not Always Buy You Love December 10, 2019
In May I met Esmond Forde, the parliamentary representative of Tunapuna, at the "dead house" of a respected villager. I told him that from what I heard and saw the PNM will lose the Tunapuna seat in the next general election. He disagreed and assured me that Indians in the constituency would support him so he was not worried. I wonder if he was surprised that UNC won the Tacarigua, Paradise, Caura seat in the local election. Full Article

Caring for the Sensitivites of Others December 06, 2019
Ana, not her real name, is an enormously intelligent woman and a dear friend. On Monday she sent me a text: "I am one of those who disagree with you on the Sat issue. We must talk. I am organizing for work so now is not a good time but we must do so later." Full Article

Sat Maharaj and Martin Luther King November 26, 2019
One radio host called my comparison of Sat Maharaj with Martin Luther King "sacrilegious" while a caller to another radio station wondered what had happened to Professor Cudjoe since 2011. "I had admired Professor Cudjoe but now I don't know what has gone wrong with him. Imagine his comparing Sat to Martin Luther King." These were some of the condemnations that arose from my remarks about Satnarayan Maharaj. Full Article

Sat Maharaj Is Dead November 26, 2019
Remarks made at the Sending Home Ceremony of Sat Maharaj, Secretary General of the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha (SDMS), at the SDMS Headquarters, St. Augustine, Trinidad, West Indies, November 18, 2019.
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Two Trinidad and Tobagos November 20, 2019
As Boris Johnson, UK prime minister is finding out, and Keith Rowley, T&T's prime minister has found out, it's easier to be on the opposition benches and spout invectives than it is to be in the driver's seat making consequential national decisions. Boris lost pivotal votes last week in the British parliament as his Tory diehards voted against him. Even his brother—Jo Johnson—resigned from his ministerial post and his seat in Parliament. Boris is likely to have the shortest tenure as a UK prime minister. Full Article

Bumsees & boobs November 20, 2019
'Oh Lord, how manifold are thy works: In wisdom hast thou made them all: The earth is full of thy riches.' -Psalm 104
GROWING UP in St Mary's Anglican Church, Tacarigua, I took pleasure in singing the Anglican hymn, 'All Things Bright and Beautiful'. Full Article

Slavery, Education, Social Justice November 16, 2019
Part of the excitement of being an educator is my having spoken in many places (such as Canada, the United States, Central America, South America, the West Indies, Japan, Africa and the Fiji Islands) about slavery, education and social justice. I am always excited to share my thoughts about these issues and learn what others have to say about their conditions. Full Article


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