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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.


African Timeline

Ancient Man

C. L. R. James:
His Intellectual Legacies

Trinidad News

PNM 'Till Ah Dead; Maybe! March 19, 2018
I sympathize with Camille Robinson-Regis's concerns about the inability of some commentators "to declare their political hand" before offering their scathing criticism against the PNM or even their reluctance to mention some of PNM's achievements (see Letter of the Day, Express, March 10). Full Article

Celebrating Unnamed and Unfamed
Trinidad and Tobago Women
March 12, 2018
Last Thursday, International Women's Day (IWD), millions of women around the world celebrated "the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women." The day also marked "a call to action for accelerating gender parity." Full Article

Garbage Country March 05, 2018
Somehow I can't get the image out of my mind: a garbage truck, driving into East Dry River and dumping its contents in the middle of a city street. Some say the driver was forced at gunpoint to do so, while others said he showed his loyalty to his friends. The police contend that he dumped the garbage out of spite, malice, or mischief. Full Article

My Gambian Journey February 26, 2018
Monday's disorder in East Port of Spain made me reflect on my recent visit to the Gambia where I participated in Mboka, a festival to celebrate Gambian as well as African diasporic heritage. Gambians "belong to the Senegambia region of West Africa, the general name given to the area drained by the Senegal and Gambia rivers" (Faal, A History of Gambia). Full Article

Blackness Denied - Professor Selwyn Cudjoe

Blackness Denied: The case of Phillis Wheatley, Frederick Douglass and
W E B Du Bois. Lecture at City, University of London
Introduction by Dr Louisa Egbunike; Filmed By Nathan E Richards
- Posted: February 20, 2018

Contradictions and Counterfactuals - Pt 3 February 20, 2018
Reading Ralph Maraj and Kamal Persad's contributions, one would think that Eric Williams and the PNM were the worst things that ever happened to Trinidad and Tobago (T&T). They seem to suggest that if only Badase Sagan Maraj and the People's Democratic Party (PDP) had won the 1956 general election T&T would have been a paradise. Full Article

Contradictions and Counterfactuals - Pt 2 February 13, 2018
In the nineteenth century Trinidad saw the first massive giveaway of lands and bonuses to the Indians in lieu of their passages to India. Those options were never available to Africans. This was the first step in the systematic dispossession of Africans in the land to which they had been brought. Few of us seem to remember it. Full Article

Contradictions and Counterfactuals - Pt 1 February 08, 2018
V. I. Lenin, revolutionary and philosopher, believed that contradictions are inherent in everything we do. He argued: "Dialectics in the proper sense is the study of contradictions in the very essence of objects." Full Article

Abdicating One's Responsibility January 30, 2018
I am a bit stunned—ashamed is a better word—that the prime minister admits his inability to combat the most existential problem that faces our country. The prime minister declares: "I have noted the number of murders taking place and being reported in the newspaper daily... I am being held responsible when it is the police service that has the power and authority to go after the criminals."
Full Article

In Tribute to John Campbell January 23, 2018
I met John Campbell around 1990. I had just finished writing my book on V. S. Naipaul and was beginning another manuscript on Trinidad and Tobago Intellectual Thought of the nineteenth century. I needed to hire some research assistants to assist me in my work. Full Article

This Woman Can Be Great January 15, 2018
As quiet as it is kept, women have always shaped our social and cultural identity. They have been the doers, recipients of the most brutal treatment at the hands of their oppressors and their mates, and a spur towards our liberation and development over the last two hundred years. Full Article


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