Bibliography from ROAPE Volume 7 Number 18
Walter Rodney: A Biography & Bibliography
Walter Rodney was born in Georgetown, Guyana on 23 March 1942. His parents were workers who struggled to get him through primary school. He attended Queens College in Georgetown where he won an open scholarship to the University of the West Indies to read history. In secondary school he distinguished himself in extracurricular activities. He was in the student cadet corps, as well as being a high jumper and a debater. At the University of the West Indies his debating techniques were improved and he was known as one of the sharpest debaters with a very cutting tongue. He was champion debater at the University and represented the University of the West Indies at the Pittsburg Debating Championships in the USA. While at university he was active in student politics and campaigned extensively in 1961 in the Jamaica Referendum on the West Indian Federation. His first writing on slavery and on Guyanese politics appeared between 1961 and 1963. It was at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, that he strengthened his skills at indoor-games such as bridge, scrabble and chess.