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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.


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The Soul of the Nation April 16, 2018
A nation is a strange phenomenon. It takes many strands to make it whole. When so many things are going wrong in the nation and there seems to be little room for hope, little things happen that allows hope to blossom and points to what we can achieve if we only put our minds to it. Full Article

Flawed Heroines April 09, 2018
Queen Njinga of Africa ruled Ndongo (located in present-day Angola) from 1624-1663. Despite her outstanding accomplishments, "Europeans at the time portrayed her as a bloodthirsty cannibal who thought nothing of murdering babies and slaughtering her enemies." Full Article

Permission Please, Sir April 03, 2018
On Monday I attended UNC's Monday Night Forum. Nothing out of the ordinary, I thought. I have always attended political meetings of every stripe to understand the political currents of my society and the world. I never supported Tapia, but Lloyd Best and I remained the best of friends. We attended the same primary school. Full Article

Our Humble First Servant March 27, 2018
I am beyond myself with pride that the present government selected Paula-Mae Weekes to be the first president of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (TT). It speaks volumes about our confidence in ourselves and points the way forward. Full Article

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


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