For Derek Walcott

1930-2017 By Kwame Dawes Kwame Dawes is the author of twenty books of poetry and numerous other books of fiction, criticism, and essays.

International Women’s Day in the Caribbean: Marching in Solidarity with #LifeinLeggings to End Violence Against Women and Girls

Compiled by D. Alissa Trotz Alissa Trotz is Editor of the In the Diaspora Column In November 2016, two Barbadian women, Ronelle King and Allyson Benn started what has now become known as the #LifeInLeggings movement, where survivors of various manifestations of violence against women shared their personal experiences, putting a public spotlight on sexual abuse, sexual harassment and other forms of sexual violence throughout the Caribbean.

Self esteem and coping skills

By The Caribbean Voice   The Caribbean Voice is a New York-based NGO that has been involved in social activism since its launch in 1998.

International Mother Language Day

By Dhanaiswary Jaganauth University of Guyana (Dhanaiswary Jaganauth is a member of the Informal working group for language policy and language rights) In 1999, UNESCO proclaimed February 21 as International Mother Language Day.

Islamophobia in Quebec wasn’t created overnight​

Sabrien Amrov is a PhD student in Human Geography at the University of Toronto in Canada The murder of six Muslims at an Islamic Center in Quebec City, Canada, on Sunday January 29th has generated great public outcry.

Migrant workers: Unfree labour in the 21st Century

Aziz Choudry Aziz Choudry is associate professor and Canada Research Chair in Social Movement Learning and Knowledge Production in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education, McGill University, Montreal, and visiting professor at the Centre for Education Rights and Transformation in the University of Johannesburg’s Faculty of Education.

Talking to and with Youth

By The Caribbean Voice The Caribbean Voice is a New York-based NGO that has been involved in social activism since its launch in 1998.

Yo Soy Fidel: A reflection

I arrived in Havana, Cuba, on the evening of Sunday, December 4. Earlier that day Fidel Castro’s ashes had been privately interred at Santa Ifigenia cemetery in Santiago de Cuba.

Fidel Castro, Cuba, and our Caribbean Dream

By D Alissa Trotz Alissa Trotz is Editor of the In the Diaspora Column I was up at 12.34 am on Sunday morning when I received word that Fidel Castro, 90 years old, had died in Havana.

A Haitian Psychomachia

By Matthew J. Smith Matthew J. Smith is Professor of Caribbean History, UWI-Mona.

Hurricane Matthew in Haiti: Looking Beyond the Disaster Narrative

By Mark Schuller This column was first published on Common Dreams (www.commondreams.org) on Wednesday October 5th, 2016 Mark Schuller is Associate Professor of at Northern Illinois University and affiliate at the Faculté d’Ethnologie, l’Université d’État d’Haïti.

Encounters with Mittelholzer

By Samuel Braithwaite   Samuel Brathwaite is a lecturer in the Department of Economics, the University of the West Indies, Mona   Introduction In May of this year, I was asked by Prof.