Sunday, May 1, 2016

Tradition, the Writer and Society: Critical Essays

Harris, Wilson. Tradition, the writer and society: critical essays, London: New Beacon, 1967.

From the George Padmore Institute:
The essays explore notions of Caribbean tradition, history, language and heritage both in what they say, and in how they say it. The writing is provocative, often abstract, and demands the reader’s full attention. Its intent is less a practical move towards the creative autonomy in Caribbean literature, than an individual exploration of the possibility of renewing the practice of fiction and art more generally beyond existing conventions (Bundy, 31).

Sir Theodore Wilson Harris (born 24 March 1921) is a Guyanese writer. He initially wrote poetry, but has since become a well-known novelist and essayist. His writing style is often said to be abstract and densely metaphorical, and his subject matter wide-ranging. Harris is considered one of the most original and innovative voices in postwar literature in English.
Literary critics have stated that although reading Harris's work is challenging, it is rewarding in many ways. Harris has been admired for his exploration of the themes of conquest and colonization as well as the struggles of colonized peoples. Readers have commented that his novels are an attempt to express truths about the way people experience reality through the lens of the imagination. Harris has been faulted for his novels that have often nonlinear plot lines, and for his preference of internal perceptions over external realities.

Bim, Vol. 13, No. 53 (Journal)

Bim, Vol. 13, No. 53, July – December 1971.

BIM (magazine) was a distinguished "little magazine" first published in Barbados in 1942, being one of two pioneering Caribbean literary journals to have been established in the 1940s, the other being A. J. Seymour's Kyk-Over-Al in British Guiana in 1945. According to the Barbados National Register, on the submission of 16 volumes of BIM magazine together with the associated Frank Collymore Collection of correspondence in 2008: "The importance of the magazine is that it provides a miniature history of primary sources in West Indian literature. In the mid twentieth century the magazine fostered the idea, new in the region at that time, that the profession of writing is an honorable one. The magazine was the chief meeting place for Anglophone literary ideas thus enabling the writers to overcome their isolation. Bim provided also an opportunity for new writers to appear in print alongside more established Caribbean writers who had published abroad. The magazine was thus a major force for regional dialogue, championing regionalism by its actions. Almost every important West Indian writer contributed first poems and short stories to Bim. It was here that they obtained their first encouragement and it was from here that links were established with the BBC programme Caribbean Voices and its producer Henry Swanzy who championed the development of Caribbean writing abroad."[1]

On Being Different, by Sir Arthur Lewis.
Three Poems, by Mervyn Morris.
Septimus, by John Wickham.
The Fisherman, by Felix Redmill.
The Water Woman and Her Lover, by Ralph Prince.
The Beautiful Years, by Wendy Radford.
Crab, by L. Edward Brathwaite.
Banjo, by Denis Foster.
Big Brains, by Daniel J. Samaroo.
Two Letters, by Judy Miles.
The Black Elephant, by Monica Skeete.
People, by E. A. Markham.
A Reasonable Man, by Timothy Callendar.
De Feminarum Posterioribus, by Frank A. Collymore.
Two Poems, by Sylvia Hall.
The Beggar, by Donna Yawching.
Kite, by Bruce St. John.
The Affair, by Robert Lee.
Night Thoughts of Queen Elide, by John McClellan.
Book Review, by Edward Baugh.

Justiça Eleitoral e A Consolidação da Democracia No Brasil

Sadek, Maria Tereza Aina, Justiça Eleitoral e A Consolidação da Democracia No Brasil, São Paulo: Fundação Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, 1995.

Disponível em linha.

Maria Tereza Aina Sadek:
Possui graduação em Ciências Sociais pela Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (1969), mestrado em Ciências Sociais pela Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (1977), doutorado em Ciência Política pela Universidade de São Paulo (1984) e pós-doutorado na Universidade da Califórnia e na Universidade de Londres. Atualmente é colaboradora da Fundação Getúlio Vargas RJ, pesquisadora senior e diretora de pesquisas do Centro Brasileiro de Estudos e Pesquisas Judiciais e professora doutora da Universidade de São Paulo. Tem experiência na área de Ciência Política, com ênfase em Teoria Política, atuando principalmente nos seguintes temas: poder judiciário, ministério público, defensoria pública, acesso à justiça, constituição, justiça e democracia.Membro da Comissão de Altos Estudos em Administração da Justiça.Integrante do Conselho Consultivo Interinstitucional do Tribunal de Justiça do Estado de São Paulo. Conselheira do Conselho Nacional de Autorregulamentação Publicitária

Política Sexual en Puerto Rico

Ostolaza Bey, Margarita, Política Sexual en Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico: Ediciones Huracán, Inc., 1989.

Reseñada en NWIG: New West Indian Guide / Nieuwe West-Indische Gids © 1993.

Margarita Ostolaza Bey is a former member of the Senate of Puerto Rico. Margarita Ostolaza was born in Cayey, Puerto Rico. After carrying out her graduate studies at New York University (NYU), she started teaching in the Cayey campus of the University of Puerto Rico where in 1986, she founded the Project for Studies of Women. Afterwards, she finished her doctoral studies at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Her specialty is political sociology. In 1989, with the editorial assistance of Ediciones Huracán, she published her book "Política Sexual en Puerto Rico" (Sexual Policy in Puerto Rico).

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Jamaica Journal, Vol. 11, Nos. 3-4

Jamaica Journal, Quarterly of the Institute of Jamaica, Vol. 11, Nos. 3-4, March 1978.

Available online.

The Jamaica Journal is an academic journal published by the Institute of Jamaica in Kingston, Jamaica. It publishes scholarly articles on the history, natural history, art, literature, music, and culture of Jamaica.

Independence for Grenada – Myth or Reality?

Institute of International Relations, Independence for Grenada – Myth or Reality?, St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago: Institute of International Relations, University of the West Indies, 1974.

Foreword & Introduction by Selwyn Ryan.

PART ONE: Grenada – A Social and Political Profile:
Social Stratification in Grenada, by Beverly Steele.
Commentary by Susan Craig.
The Movement Towards Grenadian Independence, by Richard Jacobs.
Commentary by Anthony Maingot.
Commentary by Archie Singham.
Grenadian Independence in the Context of the New Imperialism, by Archie Singham.
The Decolonization of Grenada in the U.N., by Basil Ince.
Commentary by Vaughan Lewis.
The Scope to Monetary and Financial Independence, by Nugent Miller.
Commentary by Anthony Gonzales.

PART TWO: Independence – Legal and Political Aspects:
The Meaning of Political Independence in the Commonwealth Caribbean, by Bernard Coard.
Commentary by Carl Parris.
Fundamental Human Rights, the Courts and the Independent West Indian Constitutions, by Chuks Okpaluba.
Commentary by Telford Georges.

PART THREE: Role of Agriculture in the Economic Development of Grenada:
The Potential for Increasing Agricultural Production in Grenada, by Theodore Ferguson.
Economic Aspects of Food Production in Grenada, by Curtis McIntosh and T.O. Osuji.
Market Prospects for Grenada’s Major Export Crops, by Winston Phillips.
Agro-Industries – Prospects for Grenada, by George Sammy.


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Bibliografía Actual del Caribe, Vol. 21

Biblioteca Regional del Caribe, Bibliografía Actual del Caribe, Vol. 21, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico: Biblioteca Regional del Caribe, Centro Norte-Sur, 1973.

Departamento de Estado de Puerto Rico:
Centro Norte-Sur para el Intercambio Técnico y Cultural. ||Transferencia al Departamento de Estado de los objetivos, derechos y poderes del Centro, véase las notas bajo las anteriores secs. 67 a 67h de este título.
Cap. 5 PODER EJECUTIVO T.3 § 54 Biblioteca Regional del Caribe ||Transferencia a la Universidad de Puerto Rico de las funciones relacionadas con la Biblioteca Regional del Caribe, y retención por el Departamento de Estado del carácter de agente del fideicomiso de la Biblioteca, véase la nota bajo la sec. 603 del Título 18.

Los orígenes de la Biblioteca Regional del Caribe se remontan a 1946, cuando se estableció la Comisión del Caribe. La biblioteca de dicho organismo se transfirió en fideicomiso al gobierno de Puerto Rico en 1965. Desde 1975 está localizada en el Recinto de Río Piedras. Incluye recursos informativos en los cuatro idiomas principales del Caribe: español, inglés, francés y holandés.