Donna Hemans discusses her new novel, TEA BY THE SEA.
Tags: agency, Aimee Liu, border crisis, Brooklyn, caribbean, colonial, colonial legacy, colonialism, DC Writers Room, deportation, Donna Hemans, identity, immigrants, Jamaica, kidnapping, Lignum Vitae Una Marson Award, michael ondaatje, missing children, motherhood, mothers, mothers and daughters, patriarchy, postcolonial, postcolonialism, Red Hen Press, River Woman, Running in the Family, setting, Tea by the Sea
Natalie Diaz discusses her new collection, POSTCOLONIAL LOVE POEM.
Tags: appropriation, basketball, beyonce, colonialism, Copper Canyon Press, cultural appropriation, displacement, Fort Mojave, graywolf, graywolf press, identity, Indian, Indigenous, Janet Rodriguez, language, LGBTQ, mojave, Natalie Diaz, Native American, poems, poetry, pop culture, postcolonial, Postcolonial Love Poem, postcolonialism, queer, reservation, rez, sports, When My Brother Was An Aztec, Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Each poem opens a window into cities and vocabularies of exile. ...more
Tags: After the Last Sky, Alain Mabanckou, Anouk Aimée, Arab, Arabic, Bethlehem, Bleu Blanc Rouge, book review, Books, colonialism, Diaspora, edward said, English, France, French, guy de maupassant, Haiti, immigrants, Jerusalem, Juliette Gréco, Lena Khalaf Tuffaha, Life in a Country Album, Mahmoud Darwish, Nathalie Handal, palestine, Palestinian, paris, Pitt Poetry Series, poems, poetry, postcolonialism, refugees, University of Pittsburgh press
“I wanted the thing to feel as ordinary as bread.”
Tags: A Permanent Freedom, A Tall History of Sugar, Akashic Books, caribbean, colonialism, Curdella Forbes, Donna Hemans, fairy tale, Flying with Icarus, ghosts, historical fiction, history, identity, Jamaica, Jamaican, postcolonialism, race, slavery, Songs of Silence, sugar, The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project, Tumela Gut
Soniah Kamal discusses her forthcoming novel, UNMARRIAGABLE.
Tags: Ballantine Books, bollywood, Bride and Prejudice, class inequality, colonialism, colonization, cooking, Elizabeth Bennet, elizabeth strout, feminism, food, Ghulam Abbas, Ismat Chugtai, James Ellroy, Jane Austen, Kishwar Naheed, Krishan Chander, LA Confidential, Madhushree Ghosh, Maria Qamar, marriage, olive kitteridge, Pakistan, patriarchy, postcolonialism, Pride and Prejudice, Saadat Hasan Manto, satire, Saudi Arabia, soniah kamal, south asian, Tradition, Trust No Aunty, Unmarriageable, Urdu
Ines P. Rivera Prosdocimi discusses her debut poetry collection, LOVE LETTER TO AN AFTERLIFE.
Tags: Black Lawrence Press, Cane, colonialism, Corregidora, Dominican Republic, Gayl Jones, Haiti, history, home, identity, Ines P. Rivera Prosdocimi, Ines Rivera Prosdocimi, Jean Toomer, Joaquin Balaguer, Love Letter to an Afterlife, maroons, memory, multiplicity, Narcisazo Gonzalez, poetry, postcolonialism, Rion Amilcar Scott, Santo Domingo, Trujillo
The ocean is deep, unfathomably so. And one can stay on the surface or keep on plumbing the depths. ...more
Tags: Aimé Césaire, An Untamed State, Basquiat, colonialism, Dominican Republic, Earthquake, edwidge danticat, Francois Duvalier, Haiti, Haiti: The Aftershocks of History, immigration, Jean Bertrande Aristide, Junot Diaz, Katherine Dunham, Laurent Dubois, Maryse Conde, migration, photography, postcolonialism, Raoul Peck, refugees, Ronald Reagan, Roxane Gay, Sarah T., Sarah Trembath, Suze Baron, Ton Ton Macoute, Torch, Wyclef Jean
At Electric Literature, Monica Byrne discusses the ongoing art revolution in Belize, and how artists create works that represent a diverse and beautiful country dealing with the trauma of postcolonialism: If an artist isn’t interested in protest per se, how does one articulate a visual language of pleasure that is truly their own, and not […]