Join us from August 29 to Sept 5 for JWIL‘s August Twitter residency. Nalini Mohabir (@BrownGirlEnvy) will be sharing about the life and pioneering work of Frank Birbalsingh. Frank Birbalsingh is Professor Emeritus at York University in Canada. He is the author of 15 books, including seminal works such as Passion and Exile, Indian-Caribbean Test Cricketers and the Quest for Identity, Indo-Caribbean Resistance, and Indenture and Exile. Birbalsingh was part of a generation of Caribbean literary scholars that Nadi Edwards has termed “The Foundational Generation.” He was also a pioneer in the field of Indo-Caribbean studies, convening the landmark Indo-Caribbean conference at York University in 1988. Nalini Mohabir (@BrownGirlEnvy) will reflect on Birbalsingh’s pathbreaking life and his wide-ranging scholarship.
Nalini Mohabir is associate professor of Postcolonial Geographies at Concordia University, Montreal.