Book Review: The Black Jacobins (CLR James)

Book Review: The Black Jacobins (CLR James)

“Peace to our neighbours. But anathema to the French name. Hatred eternal to France. This is our cry.” – from the Haitian proclamation of independence from France. The Black Jacobins is an enlightening and thought-provoking tome which is a must-read...
Better to Die Standing Than to Live on Your Knees

Better to Die Standing Than to Live on Your Knees

When I was a young boy, about nine years old, I first learned about slavery in the Caribbean and the Middle Passage in Social Studies class in primary school. What most disturbed me about slavery, apart from it’s obvious abhorrent cruelty and depravity, was the...
Sneak Peek: Children of the Ocean God – A History Lesson

Sneak Peek: Children of the Ocean God – A History Lesson

I know I have been quiet lately. But have no fear I have not forgotten about blogging. In fact I have some wonderful news to share this week. I have finally started writing Children of the Ocean God and have already managed to pen rough drafts of three and a half...

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