Category: PREE 5

When the Apocalypse is Now: Climate Crisis, Small Island Disasters and Migration in the Aftermath of Hurricane Dorian

How to survive a disaster or what insurance companies call a ‘force majeure’. As we’re finding out with the Corona virus pandemic Caribbean countries, like most countries, are ill-prepared. As Angelique Nixon says “The Bahamas is not prepared. Neither are any of our island-nations and countries in this vulnerable region. And neither are most countries really prepared for this kind of disaster— a disaster fueled by climate change, injustice and inequality.”

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Beach as Plot?

In this article artist Annalee Davis draws a thread between the one-dimensional notion of tourism as the panacea for small island economies (with a particular focus on Barbados), and the potential role of contemporary visual art and artists in offering other lenses through which we can see ourselves and consider our contexts. COVID-19 will infect this text. How can it not?

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PREE 9: Religion

FICTION

The Exorcism 
Dwight Thompson

The Sacrifice
Kirk V. Bhajan

Reborn
Sara Bastian

Tongues
Samara Baboolal

The Light of the World
Portia Subran

Gone
Sherroine Elliott-Lewis 

Faith in any Language
Lafleur Cockburn

Tea Time
Traci-Ann Wint

NON-FICTION

“Say A Prayer for Abu Bakr”: A Eulogy For The Caribbean’s No. 1 Muslim Terrorist
Aliyah Khan

My Mother’s Prayers
Janice Cheddie

Shades of Brown: The Life and Times of The Satanic Verses
Juma Bihari

POETRY

Dancehall
Johanna Gibson

Menstrual Thobe
Suhayla Hepburn

God Doesn’t Live in the Sky, They Live in the Ocean
Tejan Green Wasjak

Ritual For Remaking Yourself/ The Naming of Things
Danielle Boodoo-Fortuné

 

ART-ICLES

Crick Crack, Lopinot
Amanda T. McIntyre

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