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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 Impact of Caribbean Culture on North America
June 28, 2014
When Brother Aggery Dechinea, associate director of grievances and legal services, asked me to address you on the impact of Caribbean Culture on North America, I really had to scratch my head for the simple reason that North America includes Canada and the United States and as much as we would like to cross boundaries I thought it best that we narrow our focus to "The Impact of Caribbean Culture on the United States." Full Article

Happy Indian Arrival Day:
Documenting Indian/Trinibagonian History
June 01, 2014
I endorse Sat Maharaj's offer of grants of "about $100,000 to local historians who wish to document 'authentic' East Indian history in the communities" (Express, May 25). Although I don't know what Sat means by "authentic" history or what constitutes misrepresented histories "by the children of converts," I still think his thrust is correct. Full Article

Farewell, My Brother May 19, 2014
I met Ifeanyi Menkiti more than forty years ago when I arrived in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in the fall of 1976 to teach at Harvard University. We did not meet at a conference or in any academic setting. Full Article

Confessions of a Soft Man April 13, 2014
Let me confess to my eternal shame that I am a soft man. After my prostatectomy (an operation for prostate cancer) about six years ago, I am sure that I can never win any titles for possessing the hardest hard which some of our calypsonians, promoters of this kind of wisdom, proclaim is the true sign of a real man. Full Article

Cuffie's Fantasies March 11, 2014
Maxie Cuffie is a dear friend. It is unfortunate that he misrepresented and distorted what I said in my article. In his anxiety to defend our party, he simply repeats and repositions what he believes rather than to confront the points I made in"PNM's Last Chance." (Express, March 3 & 4, 2014) Full Article

PNM's Last Chance March 05, 2014
I am pretty certain that Keith Rowley will emerge victorious during the PNM's party election and go on to become the next prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago. Fortunately, that is the easy part of the political equation. The more difficult part is to govern in such a way that the society emerges in a better place than it is in 2014. That's the challenge PNM faces when it takes the helm of government. Full Article

In Tribute to Nelson Mandela December 13, 2013
I am pleased to share in this tribute to this great man—perhaps the greatest man—of the twentieth century, Nelson Mandela. While there are those who will praise him to the skies—and they must—I prefer to spend the time allotted to me on this program to say what Mandela and the struggle of the people of South Africa meant to me and what we can learn from the life of this great man. Full Article

C. L. R. James and the Canon December 11, 2013
This lecture was delivered by Dr. Selwyn R. Cudjoe at the Oval in Surrey, England on the anniversaries of Beyond a Boundary and Black Jacobins.
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The Indian Experience in Trinidad, or The Triumph of Ideology Over Scholarship November 24, 2013
Gerad Tikasingh has written an interesting book, Trinidad During the 19th Century: The Indian Experience, an extension of his doctoral thesis, "The Establishment of Indians in Trinidad, 1870," that he completed at UWI, St Augustine, Trinidad in 1973. Although his book is filled with facts, it is marred by an ideological orientation (one may say Indo-centric perspective) and a negative rendering of the African experience in the country. Full Article

Preserving the Tacarigua Savannah - Part 2 September 20, 2013
I don't know what area of Trinidad Anil Roberts comes from and on what basis he makes the claim that a Regional Sporting Complex "is forty years overdue" or why he feels that a sporting complex "equipped with facilities for all citizens to use for sports such as cricket, football, swimming, squash, tennis and table tennis" (Newsday, September 16) is the best use we can make of the remaining ten acres of the natural savannah of Tacarigua. Full Article

Preserving the Tacarigua Savannah August 09, 2013
Tacarigua, one of the oldest villages in Trinidad, has always been a peaceful village. In fact, it has been so peaceful that there has never been a police station in that village. Full Article

The Blackness of Black or, How Black is Really Black?
August 06, 2013
In responding to my article of her representation as to who was the first black legislator in Trinidad (see the Trinidad Express, July 26), Professor Bridget Brereton, one of our most distinguished historians, raised more questions than she answered even as she sought refuge in the philosophical theory called solipsism. Full Article

Dr. St. Luce Philip: The First Black Legislator of Trinidad and Tobago July 25, 2013
On July 17, Professor Bridget Brereton wrote in the Trinidad Express that Cyrus Prudhomme David was the first black legislator to sit in the Trinidad and Tobago Legislative Council. This is not true. It is the repetition of a position that Brinsley Samaroo articulated in his pamphlet, "Cyrus Prudhomme David: A Case Study on the Emergence of the Black Man" (1970). Full Article


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