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“Each generation must, out of relative obscurity, discover its mission, fulfill it, or betray it.”   Frantz Fanon

The Indian Experience in Trinidad, or The Triumph of Ideology Over Scholarship

No one, again with the exception of the extinct Carib people, and perhaps the Spanish people can claim to be ‘natives’ of the island.  All peoples were newcomers to Trinidad, and all were immigrants.  The immigrant nature of the society…

C. L. R. James and the Canon

As the organizers have pointed out, James once declared: “I denounce European colonialism but I respect the learning and profound discoveries of Western civilization.”  They have also suggested that James would support enlightenment, universalism, and defend the progressive dimensions of…

Ignorant Negroes & Tyrannical Masters @ UCL

Professor Cudjoe speaks at University College London in Feb 2013. An excerpt from his upcoming work on Trinidadian slave holder William Hardin Burnley

Celebrating the Life of Tony Martin

Celebration & Remembrance of Tony Martin, Wellesley College I met Tony Martin when I arrived at Harvard University in 1976.  Although we were both born in Trinidad, we had not met each other prior to that time.  Tony was born…

Caribbean Visionary: A. R. F. Webber and the Making of the Guyanese Nation

Caribbean Visionary: A. R. F. Webber and the Making of the Guyanese Nation traces the life of Albert Raymond Forbes Webber (1880-1932), a distinguished Caribbean scholar, statesman, legislator, and novelist. Using Webber as a lens, the book outlines the Guyanese struggle…