Waiting for what?


Allow me to release my WAITING thoughts. I am Anancy, the Caribbean trickster/subvert. I weave Calibanesque web and spin signifying discourses. As a child of alter-native talk, I am your postcolonial orphan – border crosser; third-space nomad; dweller at the crossroads, a citizen of multiple limbo spaces and an inhabitant and negotiator of the state … More Waiting for what?

normalising hate – an ongoing modern tragedy


W.B. Yeats wrote many moons ago: ‘Turning and turning in the widening gyre/ The falcon cannot hear the falconer/ Things Fall Apart; the centre cannot hold/ Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world.’ [‘The Second Coming’] And, the late Chinua Achebe wrote a brilliant postcolonial novel on Things Fall Apart in 1959. I wonder what … More normalising hate – an ongoing modern tragedy

A divided nation(?)


‘All this stupid little country has to do is stand in line and do what it is told for one miserable day, but can it do that?’[Pascal Sauvage in Johnny English] ‘It is an unmitigated disaster, English.’ (says Pegasus). ‘I couldn’t agree more, sir.’ (responded Johnny English) [in the film John English] Perhaps that Rowan … More A divided nation(?)

unbelievable


They say you should not ‘judge a book by its cover’. But in my world of diversity and intercultural awareness work, monitoring covers is very important for a number of reasons. Besides giving one a quick ‘bird’s eye’ view of what to expect (or not) and then to be surprised either way, a ‘cover’ can … More unbelievable