World Poetry Day – The Library

My angst about my education has been around since high school, I recently (re)discovered. A few months ago, while cleaning up my still cluttered spaces at home, I found a small collection of poetry I wrote when I was in high school. I must have been around 15 or 16 years old when I penned The …

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Writing Journals and Twitter Threads – My Year of Reading, 2018

I did a lot of things differently this year. I didn’t write nearly as much about books as I wanted to (at least not publicly) as both the good and bad parts of 2018 swallowed me whole. But amid the ups and downs of this year, two things stood out for me: my personal reading …

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Unlabelled – The underappreciated art of Turkeyen Campus

As you walk down the main road of the Turkeyen Campus, you too may overlook one of its least appreciated features. Art is everywhere. Murals adorn the fronts of some building and students’ paintings hang in familiar offices. One mural -  a life-like representation of Guyana’s forest ecosystem - is even indoors, sprawling over the …

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Re: Paralysed by Fear in Guyana

A few months ago, Carinya Sharples wrote an excellent piece about fear in Guyana. She spoke about how Guyanese - both resident and diasporic - are always channelling fearful narratives among themselves. Some of this fear is warranted, of course, but so much of it seems...exaggerated. I have grown up on a diet of fear. …

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The Empathy of Horses

The Fallen We woke up late that Sunday morning and there she was, the swell of her belly rising like a smooth, brown hillock above the short, fluffy grass on which she lay. Hovering over her sun-warmed flesh was a single, nervous sentinel: her last, and now orphaned, foal. He pushed and prodded her body, …

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The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Originally posted on TurkeyenReviews2018. “It was her grandmother talking that Sunday evening when Caesar approached Cora about the underground railroad, and she said no. Three weeks later, she said yes. This time it was her mother talking.” pp. 8 The Underground Railroad is a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Colson Whitehead. It revolves around Cora, a …

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Black Panther: What the movie means for Guyanese and Guyanese Art?

The Success “People from time to time would complain about not getting tickets. They would, like, beg us to go in and stand up in the theatre.” - Caribbean Cinemas receptionist. It has been three weeks since Black Panther proudly prowled onto the big screen in the United States. Since then, it has been tearing …

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