Re-writing Indian Arrival Day

In a new book, Caribbean History: From Pre-colonial Origins to the Present, Tony Martin, Emeritus Professor of Africana Studies at Wellesley College, has made the surprising revelation that…

The Griot’s Tale

“Once upon a time”...begins the tale of a personal account, twenty pages short of 500, - written by Ron Ramdin, a self-made scholar, researcher, writer, preacher, lecturer with…

A Book To Love Up

I thank and congratulate Dr Kim Johnson. In the treasury of books on the steelband, The Illustrated Story of Pan is among the most valuable of gems. …

A Life Lived In Art

Once again we are being treated to another book by Valerie Belgrave. This time a Photo Memoir of her version of Art for the People, the latter, a…

One To Cherish

In an age of galloping urbanization, every community should be like Preysal, and each should have a Zahir Baksh.…

Between Sugar And Slate

Sugar and Slate is a memoir by Charlotte Williams whose father—Denis Williams (1923-1998)—enjoys aniconic reputation among his Guyanese countrymen as painter, writer, anthropologist and art theorist. …

A Pot Well Stirred

In 2000 when curry flavour first appeared there was no other volume of poems like it flaunting female Indo-Caribbean identity with such panache.…

A Textured Life In Poetry

Sheilah Solomon, former public administrator, Secretary General of UNESCO Branch in Trinidad and Tobago, creator of TTCAN (Citizens Agenda Network) and now published poet.…

Fighting The Unwinnable War

This admirable book is a pioneering examination of the workings of the upper echelons of the policing family of the Commonwealth Caribbean in a comparative fashion. …

Naipaul’s Mas’ In Africa

DAVAN MAHARAJ concludes that the Nobel laureate largely wastes a trip back to the continent that has given him some of his richest material. This review was first…

New World’s Song Of Freedom

New World was about Independent Thought. Lloyd Best asserted that Independent Thought held the key to Caribbean Freedom. He famously declared “You can't lead your country to Independence…

The Liberation Of Meera

HUSH! Don’t Cry is a compelling story of strength and power. The author, Ariti Jankie, is at her best in this intricate but revealing novel deftly woven around…

Adolphus & The Slave Son

Adolphus, A Tale by an anonymous author and The Slave Son by Mrs. William Noy Wilkins are mid-19th century Trinidadian works of fiction now republished in the second…

From Sensei To Professor

In 1970 while Trinidad and Tobago was experiencing the Black Power revolution, a martial artist was quietly starting a revolution of his own.…

Wendy’s Coming Of Age

This is a cleverly written book because it employs a series of signifying practices in order to communicate the story of a young Trinidadian woman who has touched…
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