It’s crazy busy right now so I’m only dropping in to point you to the latest CREATIVE SPACEs.
One takes in Antiguan and Barbudan artist Heather Doram’s Pandemic Series which touches on the particular vulnerabilities and the pain but also the resilience and beauty of Black lives.
The more recent revisits the post-slavery walk to freedom literally and figuratively of Black people in Antigua and Barbuda through a book called To Shoot Hard Labour – timely because for the millionth time chattel slavery in some of its most brutal forms existed in the Caribbean. So check the post and ultimately the book (which I haven’t written a review for as yet) if you want to learn more about the Caribbean beyond sun, sea, and sand.
Finally, a by the by that’s the very definition of burying the lead, I’ve been longlisted for a prize offered by the Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival, the BCLF Elizabeth Nunez Prize for Writers in the Caribbean.
Til another time.