Category Archives: Books

Indian Time Ah Come

By Dr. Selwyn R. Cudjoe
November 23, 2010

Dr. Selwyn R. CudjoeA foolish person opined that I was catering (they used the word “kissing up”) to Sat and Kamla because I dedicate Indian Time Ah Come, my most recent book, to Sat, Kamla and the East Indian struggle for justice. He even seemed perturbed that I asked Sat to offer the feature address at the launching of the book and more aggrieved that Sat agreed to do so.
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Besson’s Cruel Accusations

By Dr. Selwyn R. Cudjoe
July 23, 2010

Part I

Abu BakrGerard Besson’s The Cult of the Will seeks to challenge the historical orthodoxy that undergirds Dr. Eric Williams’s analysis of the causes of the abolition of slavery and the slave trade and the cruelty he perpetuated against the entire society although whites seems to come out worse in the bargain. According to Besson, Williams sought “to facilitate the stigmatization of Caribbean people of European descent, or those who appear so, through the projection of negative concepts of ‘slave master’ or ‘colonial master,’ to modern-day individuals for political and ideological purposes.”
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‘Tipping Point’ truly an amazing book

By Derren Joseph
December 28, 2008

I was on Facebook, and someone’s “status” message said something about enjoying a book called The Tipping Point.

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big DifferenceI smiled when I read that message. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference was an amazing book for me. My friend Stuart des Vignes recommended it to me some years back. I was not disappointed—so now, I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to better understand social phenomena.

Tipping Point is, apparently, a sociological term to describe “the moment of critical mass, the threshold, the boiling point.”
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