Wednesday, July 12, 2006



We are pleased to announce that there is a new book on the market that you may wish to add to your collection. It is edited by Dr. Baldwin King, Dr. Kenneth John and Cheryl L. A. King. The book, Search for Identity: Essays on St. Vincent and the Grenadines, was published in April 2006 by KINGS-SVG Publishers.

The book is essentially a re-publication of essays and commentaries on the social, economic and political life of St. Vincent and the Grenadines that appeared in the local Flambeau magazine up to 1968. The authors are all Vincentian-born except for two invited contributors. The editors believe that many of the essays still have such relevance to today's Vincentian society that re-publication is entirely appropriate. For example, Clem Iton's "Of Color of Skin and St. Vincent" is as topical today as it was in 1965. Kenneth John's "The Political Crisis in St. Vincent" is quite insightful. Wallace Dear's "Constitutional Development of St. Vincent" is a "must read" in the context of the Constitutional Review which is taking place right now. So, many of the essays provide a benchmark against which to judge the progress that has been made over the last forty years in Vincentian society. As such, it should be fascinating reading, not only for the "old-timers", but also for the young people of this generation.

The retail cost of the book (paperback, 303 pages) is US$29.95 plus US$5.50 for shipping in the US, US$7.50 for shipping to Canada and US $11.00 for shipping to the Caribbean and the United Kingdom, by airmail. If you would like to have your book signed, just send the relevant information. To order, please send your name, address and payment-check or money order payable to Baldwin King to:

Dr. B. King,
P.O.Box 702,
Madison, NJ 07940,
U.S.A .



Baldwin King received his B.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica and his Ph.D. in physical/inorganic chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley. He has taught Applied Chemistry at U.W.I. Mona and currently teaches Physical Chemistry at Drew University, New Jersey, USA where he is Professor of Chemistry. His research interests include neurochemistry and neuro-oncology. He is the author of Introduction to Chemistry and the Environment as well as a number of peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals.

Kenneth John received his B.Sc. in Government from the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica and his Ph.D. in Government from Manchester University. He is also trained as a barrister-at-law. He entered politics briefly in St. Vincent and the Grenadines as a candidate of the Democratic Freedom Movement. He writes a weekly column in the Vincentian newspaper. He also practices law in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Cheryl King received her B.A. in Political Science from Hunter College, City University of New York, New York, her Diploma in Education (Teaching of English) from the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica and her M.A. in Political Science from the Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York, New York. She is the author of "Michael Manley and Democratic Socialism." She currently works in the Drew University Library, Madison, New Jersey, USA.

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