Maison de la Culture, Trinite, Martinique

On Martinican History

Overseen by Luc Kabile’s acrylic portrait of Frantz Fanon’s iconic gaze of intensity into an unseen expanse, I had the opportunity to learn from another student and colleague of Aimé Césaire present that night. With the collective knowledge of 88 years of life and writing a complete history of Martinique, author and historian Armand Nicolas…

Jardin Creole in Martinique

Le Jardin Créole

Before going to pick up Tom from work in November, he sent me a text along the lines of: “I was at someone’s house and got some plants, I’ll explain later.” I was confused and only became more so when he walked towards our lovely green Opel Astra with plastic bags full of plants. He explained…

Le danmye en martinique

Le Danmyé

I said to my Self, “Self, don’t be a wimp.” Not in the mood to feel awkward, I tried to talk myself out of going to the Swaré Bèlè listed in the newspaper without an address or event space. After a phone call and some rough directions to a soccer field in Quartier Bochette in…