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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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Dem people February 20, 2024
After my column "Rowley cannot fix the crime problem" appeared in the Sunday Express a few weeks ago, Kamla Persad-Bissessar and Jearlean John, leader and deputy leader of the United National Congress (UNC), respectively, invited me to share my views on the crime situation in Trinidad and Tobago in its Anti-Crime Conversation that it was conducting. I accepted their kind invitation without reservation. Full Article

If Jesus Returned to this Earth February 13, 2024
If Jesus returned to this earth, what form would he take; what region would he go to; and where would he live? We know that he was born in a manger, the humblest of all dwellings, but would he reappear in the pomp and regality of a king, the self-importance and arrogance of a prime-minister, or the swagger and manipulative power of a financier? Full Article

Living and dying on a river bank February 06, 2024
If you are travelling from Port of Spain to Arima and pass through Tacarigua and make a left turn onto Richard Street, you would be heading to the Northern Range. It will take you to a semi-urban community, Paradise Gardens, that sits at the base of that magnificent mountain. Sometimes its serenity feels like paradise as the soft, refreshing breezes that caress the community.
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Rowley cannot solve our crime problem January 30, 2024
Keith Rowley and his Government will not solve our growing crime problem for the simple reason that Rowley has become a part of the problem rather than part of a solution. He is much too arrogant, indecisive, ill-disciplined and un-inspirational to lead such a vital national effort. Full Article

Consigning Panday's Memory to National Forgetfulness
January 23, 2024
No fallen prime minister since Eric Williams has ever received such an outpouring of sympathy as Basdeo Panday did. On Thursday, the mayor of Siparia and his council members expressed the hope that, "His legacy as a dedicated servant leader, a man of unwavering principles, and a champion for the people of Trinidad and Tobago will always be remembered and cherished." (Express, January 18). I am not sure their wish will come to pass. Full Article

Karen's foibles January 16, 2024
"Ah did tell Karen, at least in my dream, not to storm de people fete (ah mean de funeral). I told her, don't go where you are not wanted and most of all, never make yo' self a pappy show among Trini people. They will never let you forget it. Consumed with self-importance, Karen responded: ĎAh have to show respect and honour Panday's remarkable career, so ah going.'" Full Article

Irrational exuberance January 08, 2024
On January 1, 2024, Prime Minister Keith Rowley offered a disappointing New Year's greeting to his nation. It is as though he were speaking about another country at another moment of time; sounding as someone out of touch with the existentialist realities of his society. Full Article

A visit from my future December 31, 2023
On Saturday of last weekend, I drove from Boston to Harlem to hear my daughter's sermon at Rev Al Sharpton's Action Network Committee (ANC) located on West 145th Street. Her sermon, "A Visit from Your Future", traced "the life of a wealthy and ruthless businessman named Ebenezer Scrooge", the major character of Charles Dickens' novella, A Christmas Carol. Full Article

Dreaming of a Black Christmas December 26, 2023
There was a large picture of Jesus at the entrance of our home when I grew up in Tacarigua. In this picture, Jesusí skin was white, his hair was blonde, and his eyes were a piercing blue. This represented the saviour who is supposed to save us from our sins and prepare us to enter into the heavenly kingdom. This depiction of Jesus was a Western whitewashing of history. Full Article

Upholding a university's core mission December 19, 2023
On Monday December 5, the presidents of Harvard University (Claudine Gay), the University of Pennsylvania (Elizabeth Magill), and MIT (Sally Korn≠bluth) were summoned by the US Congress to answer how well they responded to threats that are made against Jewish students at their universities, and whether students who call for the genocide of Jews should be disciplined.
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Protecting our historic legacy December 11, 2023
In 2013 the people of Tacarigua waged a valiant struggle to prevent the UNC government from establishing a sporting complex on the Orange Grove Savannah, now called the Eddie Hart Savannah. The plan, developed by Sport Company of Trinidad and Tobago (SporTT), a limited liability the Ministry of Sport set up to act as its key implementation agency, called for building a 25-metre swimming pool, a cricket ground and football field, a pavilion, a 400-metre running track, and a car park. Full Article

War Is Hell December 04, 2023
In those halcyon days of the 1950s and the '60s when the isms and schisms (such as nationalism, socialism, and existentialism) ruled the day, we were sure our generation would solve the world's problems. We are close to the end of the first quarter of the 21st century, and peace and tranquillity are nowhere in sight. Full Article


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