Behind the Scenes Children of the Ocean God: Truth, Love and Beauty

Behind the Scenes Children of the Ocean God: Truth, Love and Beauty

Earlier this week I had a very thought-provoking conversation with my older brother, Chike, which formed the inspiration for this blogpost. He told me about a very intriguing Japanese concept related to finding meaning in life. According to him there is a Japanese...
Finding The Message in My Writing

Finding The Message in My Writing

This week l finished watching the series The Get Down on Netflix (which I highly recommend by the way). The lead character, Ezekiel Figuero a.k.a. ‘Books,’ struck a chord with me because of his eloquent, poetic articulation style. With every word he...
The Hedgehog and the Fox

The Hedgehog and the Fox

A few weeks back I had a very stimulating chat at a workshop that I attended in Antwerp, Belgium. One of my fellow participants and I struck up a conversation about our goals in life and the legacy we would like to leave behind. To my surprise the interlocutor...
Behind the Scenes: Children of the Ocean God – Garifuna Language

Behind the Scenes: Children of the Ocean God – Garifuna Language

In a recent blogpost about authenticity in writing historical fiction I mentioned that I would elaborate more about how the Garifuna language has evolved since the 1790s. It has indeed been quite a dramatic transformation which has its roots in the tragic deportation...
Behind the Scenes: Children of the Ocean God – Liberty-Law-Equality

Behind the Scenes: Children of the Ocean God – Liberty-Law-Equality

The ideas of the French Revolution reached the shores of St. Vincent in 1795 due to the concerted efforts of one man. Victor Hugues, French revolutionary commander and Commissioner of Guadeloupe. Hugues, who was officially sent out to the Windward Islands to implement...

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