Issue 75
(September/October 2005)

In this Issue:

Illustration by James Hackett

Losing it

Jeremy Taylor remembers the Caribbean Beat editor who went to Venezuela and lost his pants

Rex Nettleford in 1965. Photograph by Maria LaYacona

Rex Nettleford: “Running a university is like running a dance company”

Rex Nettleford, founder of the Jamaica National Dance Theatre Company and former vice chancellor of the University of the West Indies

David Rudder. Photograph by David Corio

Lyrics man: David Rudder

Garry Steckles on the reign of “King” David Rudder

Illustration by Christopher Cozier

À la recherche: Monsieur Toussaint by Edouard Glissant

In his play Monsieur Toussaint, Edouard Glissant poignantly captures the complex character and historical dilemma of Haiti’s revolutionary hero

Carl Abrahams, c. 1984. Photograph courtesy the estate of Deryck Roberts

Father Carl Abrahams

Annie Paul remembers Jamaican artist Carl Abrahams and his gentle visions of redemption

The Brooklyn Bridge: gateway to the borough. Photograph by Sol McCants

Brooklyn crush

With perhaps half a million residents born or with roots in the islands, the New York borough of Brooklyn may be the world’s biggest Caribbean city

Photograph by Sol McCants

Brooklyn Carnival: Breakaway on the Parkway

Photographer Sol McCants captures the energy and spirit of Brooklyn’s Labour Day Carnival


Currency notes

Heard the one about the man who wrote a cheque on the side of a cow? Richard Costas takes a light-hearted look at a serious subject: money. Plus more

Illustrations by Shalini Seereeram

Hot hot pot

The recipe couldn’t have looked simpler — so Anu Lakhan set out to make casareep, the key ingredient in Guyanese pepperpot • Plus more

David Dabydeen. Photograph courtesy David Dabydeen

David Dabydeen: Guyana Don

The success of David Dabydeen’s 2004 novel Our Lady Of Demerara — winner of the Guyana Prize

A Creole Conversation Piece (foreground) and Sisters

What the Caribbean is talking about this month

Follow their footprints: T.O.K.’s album Unknown Language finds a new way to talk about contemporary Jamaica and more

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