Growing Up Woodbrook

Growing Up Woodbrook

Growing up Woodbrook – A Tapestry of Then and Now: An Amazing Square Mile in History is a captivating Trinbagonian story of change and transformation. The voices of residents past and present weave together with archival material and anthropological insights to describe the development of a beloved space and place.

Woodbrook has existed on the page and in the literary imagination for as long as I have been reading and writing about Caribbean literature. Yet there was so much about this place where I grew up that I did not know before I read Growing Up Woodbrook.”
Prof. Rhonda Cobham-Sander – author and Emily C. Jordan Folger Professor of English and Black Studies, Amherst College, Massachusetts.
…If one wished to experience a particular aspect or element of our mosaic, Hosay or Ramleela or Shango, you could go to a particular place on one or other island to do so. But if you wanted one place which encapsulates what our harmonious diversity looks and feels like, you would probably go to Woodbrook!
Dr Terrence W. Farrell – author,  economist, attorney at law and former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Trinidad
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About the author

Dylan Kerrigan is an anthropologist and Caribbeanist who has lectured at UWI and at the University of Leicester (UK).

He is most interested in how cultural and economic processes extend and shift over time and his Ph.D. dissertation was a social history of race, class, and culture in urban Trinidad with a focus on Woodbrook, Carnival, and Violence.

Between 2012 and 2016 he had a weekly column in the Trinidad Guardian. He has co-authored 3 books and over 25 peer-reviewed journal articles.

His work has been published in the Journal of Latin and Caribbean Anthropology, the International Journal of Cultural Studies, the International Feminist Journal of Politics, Caribbean Quarterly, the Journal of Legal Anthropology, Consumption and Markets, and the Caribbean Journal of Criminology.