Caribbean Musicians for Barack Obama

Slowly I have seen the emergence of Caribbean musical tributes to Barack Obama, something one ordinarily does not see happening with US presidential candidates, most of whom I would argue inspire indifference, resignation, or plain hostility in the English-speaking Caribbean which, without a language barrier, and with significant family connections, and blanketed by US media, […]

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It’s a 1-8-7 on the Undercover Blog…

(Following my colleagues at the APE blog, I will have a special little entertaining piece from now on, to start off each new week) It is illegal to say FUCK in public in Trinidad & Tobago. ••••• Creep with me as I crawl through the hood… Rapper DMX was arrested again this weekend. This time, […]

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Paths Ahead, 2: Questions about “Academic Colonialism”

The notion of academic colonialism that is used to refer to the extraction of information from one place, which is then repackaged, reconstructed, and published in another (often at a cost that proves prohibitive for buyers in the place from which the information was extracted) is something I have found to be both useful and problematic as […]

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“Models” of Anthropological Colonialism?

I have been considering the diverse ways in which a relationship exists between anthropology and colonialism, sketching some very rough ideas on this blog (as usual, I feel the need to apologize). In part this comes out of some productive engagements with essays written in ANTH 601 at Concordia University, to which I owe many […]

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“Extinction” isn’t what it used to be

The Caribbean is often treated in commonly cited literature as a zone of aboriginal extinction, a place where indigenous peoples are absent except as a memory or in the form of a museum piece. Just as often, what is ignored is the history of unequal power relations that allow some, a ruling colonial minority, to […]

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Dialogue: Newest Issue

Dr. Roi Kwabena‘s latest issue of Dialogue is currently available, in PDF format, directly from him at roi.kwabena@gmail.com. This latest issue as usual covers a broad range of very interesting topics, mostly centred on themes of resistance to slavery, African and indigenous cultures, contemporary politics in Africa and the Caribbean, poetry, short stories, biographies of […]

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