Professor Gordon Rohlehr has passed away

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Professor Gordon Rohlehr has passed away

Gordon Rohlehr is Emeritus Professor at the University of the West Indies at St Augustine.

No cause of death has been announced.

Unquestionably one of the Caribbean’s finest critics and thinkers, his territory covers both literature and popular culture, particularly Calypso.

Professor Emeritus at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, and Trinidad was born in Guyana in 1942.

He graduated in 1964 from the University College of the West Indies, Jamaica, with a First Class Honours degree in English Literature, after which he wrote a doctoral dissertation entitled Alienation and Commitment in the Works of Joseph Conrad at Birmingham University, England (1964-1967)

His publications include: Pathfinder: Black Awakening in “The Arrivants” of Edward Kamau Brathwaite (Tunapuna: College Press, 1981); Cultural Resistance and the Guyana State (Casa de las Américas, 1984); Calypso and Society in Pre-Independence Trinidad (Port of Spain, 1990); My Strangled City and Other Essays (Longman Trinidad, 1992).

Source: The Integrationst Caribbean