Finding Myself: Essays in Race Politics and Culture
Published by Peepal Tree Press
Clem Seecharan brings together two visions of Caribbean history, one public, the other personal, in his discussions of race, culture and politics in Guyana and the Caribbean. In bringing together “conventional” but always insightful studies of Indo-Caribbean history (and essays on Walter Rodney and CLR James) with autobiographical explorations of the construction of his point of view, he brings rare honesty to the discussion of a historiography that is adequate to the region’s diversity.
Clem Seecharan was born in Guyana, where he taught at the University of Guyana for some years. He obtained his doctorate at the University of Warwick and currently teaches on the Caribbean Studies programme at the University of North London. His publications include (with Frank Birbalsingh) Indo-West Indian Cricket (Hansib, 1988), India and the Shaping of the Indo-Guyanese Imagination: 1890-1920 (Peepal Tree, 1993) and Indians in British Guiana 1919-1929 (MacMillan). He was awarded a Professorship at the University of North London in 2002.