New Book: Selwyn Cudjoe’s Indian Time Ah Come in Trinidad and Tobago

Selwyn Cudjoe’s Indian Time Ah Come in Trinidad and Tobago (Calaloux Publications, 2010) celebrates Kamla Persad Bissessar’s victory in the 2010 election and her becoming the prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago.

Description: Persad-Bissessar, a descendant of Indian indentures, is the first South Asian woman to lead an island-nation outside of India. Time Magazine named her one of the top ten women world leaders.  This book brings together essays that combine arts and literature; philosophy and history; and politics and religion in sweeping and elegant prose. In addition to Professor Selwyn R. Cudjoe’s outline of the historical evolution of Indian political power in Trinidad from the time Indians arrived in the island in 1845, this book contains Kamla’s Swearing-In speech; Keith Rowley’s inaugural speech; and Eric Williams’s Last Lap speech. There are also additional essays on Mahatma Gandhi and Presbyterianism in Trinidad and Tobago.

This book also contains five collages by Glenn Roop­chand, internationally famous collagist from Trinidad and Tobago, that were composed for this important collection. Conceived in the same spirit and designed in a similar fashion as The Caribbean Poetry of Derek Walcott and the Art of Romare Bearden, this landmark work, brings together the visual images and written words of some of the more celebrated citizens of Trini­dad and Tobago.

If you would like to purchase the book by mail (Paper $29.95), you may send a check payable to Calaloux Publications (add $5 for shipping of each book) and send order to: Calaloux Publications, P.O.Box 812028, Wellesley, MA 02482, USA.

For more information, you may contact the author at (781) 249-4075 or (781) 237-2230 or via email at

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