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FROCKS AND FREEDOM IN MOSCOW

FROCKS AND FREEDOM IN MOSCOW

Two trains of thought emerged at the Miu Miu Salon, temporarily housed at the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture in Moscow last Friday. The subject was women, frocks and freedom.  “The important thing for a Russian woman is to always be ready (to find a sweet man).”  This is the sentence from which the conversation took off.  It […]



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The Shapoti Tree

The Shapoti Tree

THE SHAPOTI TREE.     I used to have a sapodilla tree; it was mine, it was always mine.  It wasn’t on my land but on my grand uncle’s, my great-grand mother planted it and by the time I was born it began to bear fruit.  My great grand mother, her name was Louisiana, was […]



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Visiting Josephine

Visiting Josephine

A memory is a physical place. A place I once was and can never revisit physically.  It never happens again.  I remember my grandmother Josephine as I often do.  But this time I come to the realization that she will only ever be a memory.  She will only exist for me and the people who […]



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Breathe by: Safiya Sawney

Breathe by: Safiya Sawney

I inhale sharply and as I do I close my eyes. No not just close them, I shut the world off. I turn off the sounds of the bellowing fan, of the almost quiet rustle of the curtains as they brush against the peeling yellow painted wall, of the buzz of night quiet – the […]



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for the love of mangoes…

for the love of mangoes…

“It is like buying diamonds,” Mr. Morde said. “You segregate them, sort them out, as per the quality.” more



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just Remember… don’t drink the kool-aid ;-)

just Remember… don’t drink the kool-aid ;-)

Genius Child Langston Hughes This is a song for the genius child. Sing it softly, for the song is wild. Sing it softly as ever you can – Lest the song get out of hand. Nobody loves a genius child.  Can you love an eagle, Tame or wild? Can you love an eagle, Wild or […]



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hero no.1… Nina Simone

hero no.1… Nina Simone



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Ima Read

Ima Read

Last year I received a call from Catie Marron former chairman of the New York Public Library inviting me to co-chair the library’s Spring Luncheon.  I immediately accepted as libraries are dear to my heart.  I spent many summers at programmes for children at the library in St.Lucia.  The smell of old books are very […]



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I was a cockroach

I was a cockroach

Still from Fellini’s Satyricon



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The revolution will not be televised

The revolution will not be televised

  You will not be able to stay home, brother. You will not be able to plug in, turn on and cop out. You will not be able to lose yourself on skag and skip, Skip out for beer during commercials, Because the revolution will not be televised. The revolution will not be televised. The […]



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