I haven’t participated in a meme in a while and a Sunday Post longer still. So I’m doing The Sunday Post by Kimberly at Caffeinated Reviewer and The Sunday Salon at ReaderBuzz just to sum up some of the recent (May-June 2019 only) activity on the blog.
Updated/Tweaked (in case you missed it!) –
My Bio page
My page of published Fiction and Poetry
The CREATIVE SPACE series with a new post reviewing a local youth production of Nobel Prize Winning Caribbean poet and playwright Derek Walcott’s Ti-Jean and His Brothers
Shared/Liked (from other blogs) –
The PBS blog’s discussion re harmful (and grossly incorrect) stereotypes
Author Elaine Spires new book news
A Caribbean blogger’s art-related post which though it focused on Jamaica and a Jamaican artist in particular I felt had resonance vis-à-vis the Caribbean art scene
Posted about –
Two Netflix shows I planned to check out – one ‘Always be my Maybe’ I’ve since checked out (it was fun). ETA: The second – Ava DuVernay’s When They See Us about the Central Park Five is breaking my heart as I type this.
Books I’ve posted about since my Blogger on Books series moved to this site – which I subsequently edited to add Animal Farm by George Orwell (an unexpected audio book listen). I’ve since finished another unexpected audio book listen The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton (which was really a nostalgia kick since I saw the movie when I was a kid) and the first two books in the comic book series Ororo: Before the Storm (another take on the origins of my favourite X-Men). I hope to finish up the rest of the series shortly. Meanwhile, though, my most active read of the past week has been Brenda Lee Browne’s London Rocks (which has been my bus ride-a-long and as such is almost done); I’m still inching along with Fire and Fury by Michael Wolf and The Unbearable Lightness of Being by by Milan Kundera (less and less interested in the former as I read on, while the latter continues to be a complex and interesting). The only new review added to the site have been Animal Farm and a quick take on The Outsiders
Three Caribbean women writers who had major breakthroughs recently –for poetry lovers reading this, you might want to check out Bocas Poetry Prize winner Doe Songs by Danielle Boodoo Fortune
Two posts spotlighting my own writing – my creative piece Zombie Island – here’s an excerpt
“Run,” my mother shouted, pushing me, and I hesitated.
“Run,” she shouted, throwing herself into its path, and I took off, through our back door, over the back fence, past the date palms and the lemon trees out back, past the mango tree that was just coming to come, and the soursop tree that never would in this perennially thirsty soil. I ran and ran, my mother’s dying screams like a siren in my ears, fear and guilt heavy in my heart.
– (leave a comment if you read it); and Sally, a climate change series I did for a client a little while ago and finally posted in full online linked to my online portfolio (share my services to those who need it)
And thanks for reading.