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“You are involved”

by Nicholas Laughlin on February 2, 2011

I really wish al-jazeera could call on CLR James right now. That was a comment made on Twitter three days ago by The Public Archive, a small collective of historians based at Vanderbilt University. Like them, like many people, I’ve spent much of the past week observing from afar the astonishing events in Egypt, where [...]


Five reasons to read the CRB: Brendan de Caires

by Nicholas Laughlin on November 8, 2010

The Portal (2006; 107 x 73 cm), by Stanley Greaves; from the Shadows Move Among Them series During November and December 2010, the CRB is running a readers’ donation drive. Find out more here. This post is the first of a series in which CRB contributors suggest five reasons to read and support the magazine [...]


Arise, Sir Wilson

by Nicholas Laughlin on June 16, 2010

Wilson Harris. Photograph courtesy Faber Sir Vidia is no longer the Caribbean’s sole literary knight. As many Antilles readers have probably heard, Wilson Harris has been granted a knighthood in the latest British honours list. “It is a great moment in Guyanese literary history,” says David Dabydeen. Though your Antilles blogger is not keen on [...]

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“I will always be speaking with you”

by Nicholas Laughlin on June 7, 2010

Excerpt from The Terror and the Time, Rupert Roopnaraine’s 1979 film, including Martin Carter’s reading of his poem “This Is the Dark Time My Love” Were Martin Carter still alive, he would be eighty-three today. Carter’s life and work have been much on my mind the past months. They offer exemplary matter for contemplation of [...]