By Shivanee Ramlochan, 2014 Bocas Lit fest blogger What is Douen Islands? It’s a free downloadable pamphlet of poems, written by Trinidadian journalist and author of Trick Vessels, Andre Bagoo. You could also say that it’s: a project bearing numerous limbs a series of unfixed destinations an archipelagic chain a curiosity shoppe Perhaps one of the […]
By Shivanee Ramlochan, 2014 Bocas Lit fest blogger A chilly Woodbrook evening beneath the stars, in Alice Yard’s plein air art and culture space: this was the setting for a special literary event showcasing Trinidad and Tobago’s writing talent, on March 25th. This year’s NGC Bocas Lit Fest is a mere four weeks away, as […]
By Shivanee Ramlochan, 2014 Bocas Lit fest blogger Published by Peepal Tree Press in 2013. “I am from Choppers, chicken coops and cuatros. I am from the flickering flame of a deya, blue at the wick, luminous, smelling of kerosene. I am from the tiny engine of a hummingbird revving its wings in front of […]
By Shivanee Ramlochan, 2014 Bocas Lit fest blogger Published by Akashic Books in 2013. “All-in-a-sudden a rocket – launched from the ship’s foredeck – shot screaming into the air. Leaving behind its smoky corkscrew trail. Bursting with a loud pap! above the ship. It scattered a hundred bright blue sparks cross the sky, descending through […]
By Shivanee Ramlochan, 2014 Bocas Lit fest blogger Published by the University of Chicago Press, 2013. “From 1838 to 1917, half a million Indians travelled to the Caribbean to grow and cut sugarcane. That migration had put thousands of kilometres and an even greater psychological distance between me and the village women whose tears at […]
By Shivanee Ramlochan, 2014 Bocas Lit fest blogger Published by Peepal Tree Press, 2013. “You can drive around the entire island in one day. A place where lush fauna and young girls flourish, sticks beat steel pan and a woman’s waters break each minute, sunshine sprawls heat onto curvy cliff roads till rainy season slings […]
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