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In October, 1993, Selwyn Cudjoe was asked to join a delegation of 30 educators and religious and community leaders from New England selected to accompany exiled President Jean-Bertrand Aristide on his anticipated return to Haiti where, as observers, they were prepared to assist in monitoring restoration of democracy and human rights. An authority on Caribbean writers and a Visiting Scholar in Afro-American Studies at Harvard University from 1992-1994, Dr. Cudjoe received his second National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship in 1994 to organize a Summer Seminar in Caribbean Literature for secondary school teachers. Held at Wellesley College, the six-week seminar attracted teachers from Africa, the Caribbean and across the U.S.

In 1991, he received an NEH Fellowship and an ACLS Fellowship (which he declined) for his sabbatical project, The Intellectual Legacy of C.L.R. James, and was named Visiting Scholar at Harvard's W.E.B. Dubois Institute. That year, in collaboration with William Cain, Professor of English at Wellesley College, Professor Cudjoe also organized a conference on the intellectual legacy of C.L.R. James, a West Indian scholar and activist. Participants included scholars Orlando Patterson, Derek Walcott, Robin Blackburn and Michael Foot.

In April, 1988, Professor Cudjoe coordinated the first major conference on women writers of the English-speaking Caribbean at which critics and social commentators including Jeremy Poynting and Daryl Dance met with authors Jamaica Kincaid, Paule Marshall and Rosa Guy, among others.

On the Web

selwynrcudjoe.com - personal web site
Trinicenter.com - current writings
Selwyn R. Cudjoe - author page from WorldCat.org