Friday, January 26, 2007

New Book: Quest for Caribbean Unity

NEW Book Release

A new book, Quest For Caribbean Unity: Beyond Colonialism, edited by Dr. Kenneth John, Dr. Baldwin King and Cheryl L. A. King, published in November 2006 by KINGS-SVG Publishers, is now available and we received a notice from one of the editors, Cheryl King (

This volume is the second of a trilogy on the re-publication of essays and commentaries that appeared in the Flambeau magazine between 1965 and 1968 in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The first volume entitled Search for Identity focused on St. Vincent and the Grenadines. This volume focuses on the wider Caribbean as well as on philosophical and religious topics, among others. The authors are mostly Vincentian-born but there are a few invited contributors from other Caribbean countries as well from the U.S.A. and the former Yugoslavia. The editors believe that many of the essays still have such relevance to today’s Caribbean society that re-publication is very appropriate. For example, Kenneth John's "The Guyanese Situation” which put the whole Guyanese situation in its political, economic and social context in 1965 is, in some sense, prophetic when we look at what has happened to Guyana over the past forty years. Arnhim Eustace’s “Obstacles To Economic Growth” discussed the tremendous hurdles that small island states confront in the development process, hurdles still exist today. So, many of the essays provide a benchmark against which to judge the progress that has been made over the last forty years in Caribbean society.

The retail cost of the book (paperback, 198 pages, ISBN: 0-9778981-1-3) is US$24.95 plus US$3.50 for shipping in the US, US$4.50 for shipping to Canada and US $9.00 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., website:


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.

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 inorganic anti-cancer agents. He is the author of "Introduction to Chemistry and the Environment" as well as a number of peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals.

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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