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Judith Ortiz Cofer, noted author and professor, dies
Judith Ortiz Cofer, whose writing was the focus of the CSP book "Rituals of Movement in the Writing of Judith Ortiz Cofer," died December 30th at the age of 64. She was a long-time professor of English at the University of Georgia who retired in 2013. A native of Puerto Rico, she moved with her family to New Jersey as a...  More
January 4, 2017

Review of "Colour of Shadows"
Appears in the Trinidad and Tobago "Sunday Guardian"
Following is the link to the recent review of "The Colour of Shadows":
November 9, 2016

Caribbean Studies Press at Miami Bookfair International
Exhibiting at the Street Fair Nov. 18-20
The Bookfair is holding events beginning November 13th, including author readings,and literary and thematic discussions and panels with authors. This year there is a Caribbean-specific program, "ReadCaribbean," with a variety of Caribbean authors and scholars throughout the week. Look for CSP at the Educa Vision, Inc. booth!
October 24, 2016

Caribbean Studies Press Exhibits at HSA
Haitian Studies Association Conference November 10-12
The 28th annual conference of the Haitian Studies Association will be held in Cap Haitien, Haiti in partnership with Universit Publique du Nord au Cap Haitien (UPNCH) & Campus Henri Christophe de l'UEH a Limonade. The timely theme of the conference this year is "Haiti's Eco-systems: Focus on Environmental Realities and Hopes." Look for Caribbean Studies Press and its parent company,...  More
October 24, 2016

Sir Hilary Beckles Praises "The Colour of Shadows"
Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies Writes
"Many many thanks Judy, for this kind gesture of sending your book. I had a wonderful read on two very long flights in the past week, and I thank you for the experience. Truth is we know very little about the cosmology of enslaved peoples' everyday life and your intervention, using this form, points in this direction, and challenges historians...  More
September 28, 2016

"The Colour of Shadows" considered for OCM Bocas Prize
Major Literary Prize requests title for submission
Judy Raymond's " The Colour of Shadows: Images of Caribbean Slavery" is being entered for consideration for the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature in Trinidad and Tobago. The title is entered in the non-fiction category. The winner will be announced during the Bocas Lit Fest, held in April in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.
September 27, 2016

CARICOM Fears Dominican Migrant Policy Could Spread
From the Latin American Herald Tribune July 14
SAN JUAN The Regional Cultural Committee of the Caribbean Community recommended Monday that the 15-member organization urge the Dominican Republic to desist from deporting Dominican-born descendants of Haitian migrants, a policy some fear could be imitated by other countries in the region. CARICOM should advise the Dominican Republic to immediately cease and desist such overtly racist policies disguised as state...  More
July 14, 2015

Essential Boricua Reading: The Peoples Poet
The Center for Puerto Rican Studies Chooses CSP Book
The Center for Puerto Rican Studies (Centro) at Hunter College is the premier academic institution for Puerto Rican Studies in the U.S. for research and its dissemination. The center publishes an e-journal, Centro Voices, and sponsors a conference series, among other activities. Each year the center prepares a list of notable books published on Puerto Ricans in the U.S. and...  More
January 5, 2015

"Building a Cohesive Caribbean through Psychology"
Guerda Nicolas, CSP author of "Social Networks and the Mental Health of Haitian Immigrants, gives a report on the Caribbean Regional Conference of Psychology in "Caribbean Journal." The link for the report is:
December 9, 2014

Ernestia Fraser Wins Literary Prize
CSP author recognized by Caribbean Writer
Ernestia Fraser, author of Carnival of LoveA Tale of a Bahamian Family, received the Daily News Prize for Poetry, announced The Caribbean Writer, detailing its annual prize winners. Ernestia also recently had poems published in the Caribbean Quarterly, vol. 60.
July 11, 2014

CARICOM on the Ruling of the Constitutional Court of the DR
Condems New Status of Citizens of Haitian Descent
The Bureau of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) met in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago Tuesday 26th November 2013 on the Ruling of the Constitutional Court of the Dominica Republic on Nationality and issued the following statement: The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) condemns the abhorrent and discriminatory ruling of September 23, 2013, of...  More
December 2, 2013

Slavery Memorial at the UN
Telling the stories of 15 million slaves in a UN memorial
A Manhattan-based architect of Haitian descent was today announced as the winner of an international competition to design a memorial that will be permanently on display at United Nations Headquarters in New York to honour victims of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade. Unveiling Rodney Leons Ark of Return, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the memorial will serve as a reminder...  More
September 30, 2013

Lets Shake Up the Social Sciences
TWENTY-FIVE years ago, when I was a graduate student, there were departments of natural science that no longer exist today. Departments of anatomy, histology, biochemistry and physiology have disappeared, replaced by innovative departments of stem-cell biology, systems biology, neurobiology and molecular biophysics. Taking a page from Darwin, the natural sciences are evolving with the times. The perfection of cloning techniques...  More
July 24, 2013

"Haiti and the Psychology of Freedom"
CSP Author identifies elements of freedom
Guerda Nicolas, author of "Social Networks and the Mental Health of Haitian Immigrants" discusses the psychology of freedom in a recent Caribbean Journal editorial. The link to the article is:
August 10, 2012

"Immigration and Politics in the Caribbean" Review
"Caribbean Beat" magazine Nov/Dec 2011 issue
"This story of an odd historical encounter between Japan and the DR highlights the difference between a developed collectivist nation and an underdeveloped, authoritarian one.... Japan needed outlets to relieve the pressure of its growing population; Trujillo wanted immigrants who, he hoped, would inter-breed with Dominicans to create a lighter-skinned populace; and the immigrants themselves wanted the opportunity to own...  More
November 21, 2011


CSP Author Guerda Nicolas on performance in Arcahaie Haiti
"Peripesi Mache Cache" is a theatrical performance created by the community, as reported by Guerda Nicolas in "Caribbean Journal." Read the story here: guerda-nicolas-in-haiti-community-healing-through-performance-art/
January 21, 2014

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October 14, 2009

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