Kamau Brathwaite and the Voice of the Caribbean
For Kamau Brathwaite, inextricably interwoven into their fabrics of Caribbean culture were the African religious images, cadences, and terpsichorean rhythms that had traveled from the shores of West Africa to the West Indies.
February 27, 2020
Chris Ofili: Caged in Paradise
I think of something Chris Ofili said once, about cages and songs and liberation and constraint and how they may all relate to what it is to be human. I asked him if he might point me to where in his adopted home of Trinidad he’d taken certain shots of ball courts and palms. His typical reply makes me laugh: “Seeking is better than finding.”
September 24, 2018
Dominica: After the Storm
Lennox Honychurch wrote the book on Dominica. Born on this small, mountainous island in the Windward Antilles in 1952, he first published The Dominica Story in 1975. Joshua Jelly-Schapiro spoke to him after Hurricane Maria blasted the island with 160-mile-per-hour winds, leaving it decimated.
December 28, 2017