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Laurelle Yaya Richards Passes

   

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In 2002, with the recital of “The Frock,” Laurelle’s poems began to evolve out

of what may be called her “Spoken Word” presentations. The story-filled

dress that she wore also became more characteristic of her public performance persona.

Yaya in younger days. (LR photo)

 

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Lasana Sekou Table

   

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The Last Darky Bert Williams

   

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Chude-Sokei argues that Williams’s minstrelsy negotiated the place

of black immigrants in the cultural hotbed of New York City and

was replicated throughout the African Diaspora

 

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The “Last Darky”: Bert Williams

Black-on-Black Minstrelsy, and the African Diaspora

By Louis Chude-Sokei

 

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Lasana Sekou and Kendel Hippolyte

   

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Hippolyte, a St. Lucian poet and playwright (and one of this year’s poetry judges), read

poems that sounded like entire, compact islands of sound and thought, lushly populated

worlds unto themselves. A gleefully self-confessed ‘jiver’, his offering was panoramic

 

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Lasana Sekou Poetry

   

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“we are asking whether you have any objections to us using the poem [‘We Continue’]

in a display of a collection of poems from June to September 2012 in the outdoor spaces

around the Royal Festival Hall and the Queen Elizabeth Hall. The area is one

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Kwansabas for Jayne Cortez

   

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Her voice is celebrated for its political, surrealistic, dynamic innovations in lyricism,

and visceral sound. Cortez has presented her work and ideas at universities, museums,

and festivals around the world. Her poems have been translated into many languages

and widely published in anthologies, journals, and magazines.

 

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Killing them softly

   

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For most of its history, the Haitian state, its military and a small elite class

have ruthlessly extracted what wealth they could from the country’s

poor majority. The result is massive inequality, with one percent

of Haitians controlling 50 percent of the country’s wealth

 

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Kerry Unrest in Haiti

   

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On Haiti, Mr. Kerry said that if he were president, he would consider threatening

to deploy an international peacekeeping force to persuade

the insurgents to back away from their goal of toppling Mr. Aristide.

 

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Books on the Caribbean

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