Living our Lives Wholly in the World: Tributes to Robert Carr

In last week’s column, ‘Homosexuals, Dirty Words…and Me,’ award-winning US based Guyanese singer Nhojj spoke of the dangers of living in a world that can “never reflect the full spectrum of our lives,” cutting us off not only from each other but from parts of ourselves.

Radical Labour: Another Reflection

Alissa Trotz is editor of the In the Diaspora Column. Over the weekend both Stabroek News and Kaieteur News ran important pieces that addressed the significance of May Day, now celebrated all over the world.

On Vybz Kartel, Social Leadership and Stolen Laptops

By Danielle Toppin In her work with Sistren Theatre Collective of Jamaica, Danielle Toppin focuses on mainstreaming gender into the composition of the grassroots organizations’ work, as well as on designing and facilitating workshops on gender, culture and identity.

James Douglas, Canada, and Guyana

Adele Perry is Associate Professor of History and Canada Research Chair in Western Canadian Social History at the University of Manitoba. 

Wisdom and politics: Lessons for Bharrat Jagdeo

By Cary Fraser Cary Fraser is a regular contributor to the Trinidad and Tobago Review and writes on international relations in the Middle East, American foreign policy, and Caribbean history.

The problem with Africans and Arabs

As an Ethiopian who spent the better part of my youth in Guyana, this article is written in the spirit of international solidarity articulated by the likes of Walter Rodney and other members of the Dar es Salaam school.

Not Even One Token Woman!

Carolyn Cooper is Professor of Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica.  

Reporting Live From the Land of Plenty

By Kevin de Silva Kevin De Silva is a second generation Guyanese-Canadian, and a student of Political Science and Caribbean Studies at the University of Toronto.

Difficult Anniversaries: Lusignan and Bartica

By Alissa TrotzAlissa Trotz is editor of the Diaspora Column We have just commemorated the third anniversary of the brutal and inhuman assault on the village of Lusignan that ended with the slaughter of eleven persons, five of them children.

The Playboy and the Priest: Duvalier, Aristide and Haitian Democracy

Melanie Newton is Associate Professor of History at the University of Toronto, CanadaBy Melanie Newton … he governed as if he felt predestined to never die… Gabriel García Marquéz, The Autumn of the Patriarch, 1975A week ago, Haitians the world over were stunned when former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier returned to Haiti after 25 years of comfortable political asylum in France.

Power, Politics, and Poverty – The PPP after Jagan

IN THE DIASPORA

By Cary Fraser Cary Fraser is a regular contributor to the Trinidad and Tobago Review and writes on international relations in the Middle East, American foreign policy, and Caribbean history.