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June 25, 2020

This short story is especially gifted to the expectant mother whose child is contemplating its re-entry into the world at a time when it is unstable and expressing epic intolerance for human progress and development. Siura - residing in the spiritual realm await the...

February 19, 2020

I had planned to go to Guyana later in the year as a kind pilgrimage for my 50th birthday.  A prompt from the University of Guyana that I should take part in the planned Diaspora Engagement Conference (the second of its kind) encouraged me to go in July instead. I knew...

February 19, 2020

June 2020 marks 40 years since the assassination of Dr Walter Rodney. The following blog post formed the basis of an interview with Donald Rodney (brother of Dr Rodney's brother) and Eric Huntley (who with is late wife Jessica Huntley published How Europe Underdevelope...

March 29, 2019

It was the last few days of autumn when you could still feel a fading summer breeze and the gentle embrace of the sun, not warm enough as you’d like it to be but still quite comforting. The nights were slowly getting colder and people were already wearing overcoats as...

October 16, 2018

On 15 October 1968, Jamaican Prime Minister Hugh Shearer, declared Walter Rodney persona non grata. Banning him from returning to Jamaica, where he taught at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus led to protests by students and the working class peoples of Wes...

August 8, 2018

I See myself in you


I want to let you run through bougainvillea

And chirp to the song of crickets

To climb the guava tree and curl your toes

Into dusty red earth as soldier ants convoy past

And butterflies dart in the heady humid air

Of spectacular yellow Coctu, pur...

June 22, 2018

Windrush arrival day June 22nd. Tribute to Sam King dubbed the 'father of the windrush' generation. Sam King was aboard the Empire Windrush when it landed at Tilbury Docks in 1948, along with others from across the Caribbean.

March 5, 2018

*The Japanese believe that lovers are united by a red string. They call it “Akai Ito,” hence the title of this short story by Scott Ting-A-Kee. With its play on gender and sexuality, this mythic dreamy tale of love is the second in our series of prose fiction by aspiri...

February 9, 2018

​​Assault Rifle

"Pig ask e mumah wha mek e mouth suh lang

She seh pickney, when yuh come yuh gon know

Me ask me daddie how come he stan suh strong

He seh son, when yuh get big yuh gon grow"

Slowly he exposed the object

wagged it for some to see

my mouth dropped

someone gas...

January 20, 2018

A lovely mid-morning sun

cascades into my room

Little squares of light

rise and refract

A glimmer remains

a tiny circle of orange

gliding in the secret chamber

Three birds criss cross

electric cables

untempted to perch

A line of luminosity

is constant amidst

The swell of grey clou...

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