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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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Opening the borders April 13, 2021
I left Trinidad and Tobago on March 16, 2020, a few days before the borders were closed to citizens and visitors alike. I was on the verge of departing for a ten-day visit to India, at the invitation of the Indian government as a part of its Academic Visitors Programme for distinguished scholars. Full Article

America's New Jim Crowism April 06, 2021
On March 25, Georgia's Representative Park Cannon, a Black woman and state senator, was arrested for knocking on the door of the private office of Brian Kemp, the governor of Georgia, as he and six white men signed a law that effectively suppressed the right of Black people to vote in local, state and federal elections. Cannon was charged with two felony counts for obstruction of law enforcement and disruption of the General Assembly that is likely to send her to prison for eight years if she is found guilty. Full Article

Don't Let God Stueps on Us March 31, 2021
The UK and the EU have populations of 68 million and 746 million people respectively. On Tuesday the UK tried to make up with the EU over its misunderstanding about the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccines. Boris Johnson, UK's prime minister, sent Lord Eddie Lister, to Brussels, the headquarters of the EU, "as part of an effort to secure millions of doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine vital to UK's fight against coronavirus" (FT, March 23). Full Article

When love ceases March 22, 2021
It must have been in the early 1940s. My father slapped my mother.
She took him to court. Six months later the trial took place. The magistrate asked what had happened. My mother told him. Full Article

The Dangers of Narcissism March 15, 2021
I use to think that the motto of the Trinidad and Tobago Constabulary was "to protect and serve." Unfortunately, it seems that its present mission is "to belittle and berate." Listening to Gary Griffith, the Commissioner of Police, one would think he is at war with the society or anyone who criticize his opinions or performance. Full Article

Shamelessness March 09, 2021
Sometimes we, as commentators, use our columns to pontificate about the correct moral and ethical thing to do, but I wonder if we were placed in positions of power would we not have done the same things that we condemn public officials for doing. I am thinking of Winston Duke, his wife, Kim de Silva, and all the other spouses of powerful men and women in government and trade unions who use their official connections to set up their better halves in business in which they are connected. Full Article

Black People & the Social Contract March 01, 2021
There are two troubling aspects of slavery and colonialism that remain within our consciousness even though we claim that slavery and colonialism are conditions of the past. The first is the self-hate that these socio-economic formations have created in Black people and a resulting tendency to do everything to prevent fellow Blacks from moving forward. Frantz Fanon discussed this condition in Black Skin, White Masks. Full Article

Who really are the monsters? February 23, 2021
Some people described the killing of Andrea Bharatt as "monstrous", "brutal", "horrible", and "barbarous". Those responsible for her death were called "monsters" or "Lucifers in the flesh". Full Article

Monsters & Monstrosities February 15, 2021
Faris Al-Rawi was in a fighting mood last Monday. He was not afraid to outline the depths to which we, as a people, had descended. Calling on the Opposition to support the Evidence Amendment Bill to deal with the "monsters" who had committed a heinous act against Andrea Bharatt, he declared: "Today, we have an opportunity… to stop monsters." Full Article

Backward Ever February 09, 2021
I am still trying to understand why Blue Waters needed to import 39 non-nationals to work on its bottling plant when there is such high unemployment among our youths and specialized workers from Petrotrin and other related enterprises. Full Article

Dr Selwyn Cudjoe – History, Writing and the Slave Master of Trinidad February 03, 2021
DDX Channel: "I met up with Selwyn, in 2019, to discuss his recently released book, The White Slave Master of Trinidad, however, I was much more interested in his path to academia and the work he has produced so far, his views on Trinidadian history and his role in creating the Caribbean Women's Writers Conference in 1980." Full Video

Black & Brown People Beware February 01, 2021
In 2001 when UNC was in power, I objected to its endorsement of Dr Bhoe Tewarie as principal of The University of the West Indies (UWI). I argued that Tewarie was not sufficiently prepared for such a position, his having only attained the status of “lecturer” in his academic career. Readers can determine the truth or falsity of my position. Full Article


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