Seeking the Voice of Indigenous Peoples

Seeking the Voice of Indigenous Peoples

In today’s blogpost I want to talk about the voice of indigenous peoples in the historical record. As you can imagine, history books are by and large witten from the perspective of the dominant social group or power. In the case of the Americas, and specfically...
Behind the Scenes Children of the Ocean God: Main Characters

Behind the Scenes Children of the Ocean God: Main Characters

In this week’s blogpost I would like to introduce you to two of the main characters in my upcoming historical fiction novel, Children of the Ocean God. The story unfolds on the tiny West Indian island of St. Vincent (called Hiroona by the Black Caribs), over the...
Book Review: Houseboy (Ferdinand Oyono)

Book Review: Houseboy (Ferdinand Oyono)

“There are two worlds,…ours is a world of respect and mystery and magic. Their world brings everything into the daylight, even the things that weren’t meant to be…” The novella, Houseboy, by Ferdinand Oyono is an amusing, sarcastic and...
Behind the Scenes: Children of the Ocean God – the Dugu

Behind the Scenes: Children of the Ocean God – the Dugu

In today’s blogpost I want to shine a spotlight on an ancient ritual, still practiced by the Black Caribs (Garifuna) to this very day, which has been integral to their way of life since long before the Second Carib War – the ‘Dugu ceremony.’ In...

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