The Unlovable Quintet

This collection of five long short stories is peopled by unpleasant characters.…

The St James Army

Private Rodney, formerly Corporal Rodney, wasn’t happy with his demotion. Along with the other five or six members of The St James Army he had first been promoted…

The Enigma Of Eric Williams

There are no facts, wrote Nietzche, only interpretation.…

A Man Named Butler Tikasingh

It is appropriate that the launch of this biography was held at St Andrew’s Theological College in San Fernando because Butler and his family were closely connected to…

The Demon Of Race

As Barack Obama’s odyssey as the first African American President of the United States unfolds amidst the most serious economic challenges since the Great Depression of the 1930s,…

Throwing A Book At Crime

In the context of T&T, a journal of criminology cannot be judged by purely academic standards. Since crime is the foremost concern of citizens, and has been for…

Greatness …at A Cost

Selwyn Ryan states what was clearly his primary purpose in writing the massive and monumental biography Eric Williams…

Surviving The Fracture

Krishna Sarbadhikary is a former university teacher who now works as an independent researcher and scholar.…

Reid Delivers ‘crime Solving Toolkit’

A Crime Solving Toolkit: Forensics in the Caribbean, edited by Archaeologist Dr Basil Reid, examines diverse perspectives on forensics within the Caribbean such as shoe-print identification, suicide hangings,…

Williams In The Balance

In this important-and far from light-weight work--Ryan takes the biographical approach to the history of Trinidad & Tobago over the period 1956 to 1981 (he discusses some of…

A Life Scripted In Heaven

For years, all that had stayed with me about James Mitchell was the image of the goateed smartman who, in the 1970s, had parlayed his single seat as…

Return To Márquez

Gabriel García Márquez is the most carnivalesque of Caribbean novelists; and this is not because he set out in a programmatic way to have his fiction so categorized…

Warm Embrace For Plantation Theory In Cuba

A large and distinguished audience turned up at the Manuel Galich Hall in the Casa de las Americas head offices in Havana on Thursday December 4 to witness…

How The Us Derailed Guyana’s Democracy

American intervention in British Guiana (now Guyana), during the 1950s and 60s, has been known for a long time.…

Medicinal Plants Updated

The publication of this book, Medicinal and Edible Plants (2008 ed.), is a welcome addition to the corpus of knowledge available to research students and faculty members who…