Politics and current affairs index

Articles are arranged chronologically, with most recent pieces first. Return to main subject index here.

Caribbean and diaspora

Grandfather’s backpay, by F.S.J. Ledgister (review of Britain’s Black Debt: Reparations for Caribbean Slavery and Native Genocide, by Hilary McD. Beckles), August 2015

Make it new, by Dylan Kerrigan (review of The Thought of New World: The Quest for Decolonisation, ed. Brian Meeks and Norman Girvan), March 2011

A region for itself, by F.S.J. Ledgister (review of Sovereignty of the Imagination: Conversations III, by George Lamming), September 2010

Head of the class, by Kelly Baker Josephs (review of You Don’t Play With Revolution: The Montreal Lectures of C.L.R. James, ed. David Austin), July 2010


Risker, risk, by Gaiutra Bahadur (review of The Sky’s Wild Noise: Selected Essays, by Rupert Roopnaraine), July 2015


Fear and trembling, by Jeremy Taylor (review of Shaken, Not Stirred: A Survivor’s Account of the January 12, 2010, Earthquake in Haiti, by Jeanne G. Pocius), November 2010

Fact and fury, by Gavin O’Toole (review of An Unbroken Agony: Haiti, from Revolution to the Kidnapping of a President, by Randall Robinson), November 2008


Last one standing, by F.S.J. Ledgister (review of Edward Seaga and the Challenges of Modern Jamaica, by Patrick E. Bryan, and My Life and Leadership, by Edward Seaga), November 2010

St Vincent and the Grenadines

Power of one, by Philip Nanton (review of Beyond the Islands: An Autobiography, by James Mitchell), August 2007

Trinidad and Tobago

Under the gun, by Mark Lyndersay (review of Days of Wrath: The 1990 Coup in Trinidad and Tobago, by Raoul A. Pantin), May 2008

Doctor, doctor, by Judy Raymond (review of Eric Williams and the Making of the Modern Caribbean, by Colin A. Palmer), November 2007

Unfit to print, by Jeremy Taylor (review of Breaking the News: Media and Culture in Trinidad, by Raymond Ramcharitar), May 2005