Category Archives: Vodou

Humor me, please.  Here I will list my fears of the “Dark Island” (a play on the infamous “Dark Continent” references that were so prevalent in American literature & film).  And humor is the best way to deal with what … Continue reading

Awards, Gede, Haiti, memory is a muscle, Mythology, Research, Vodou, Writing
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On the surface, I’ve not given much thought to Rihanna’s “Man Down” and Beyonce’s Global Girl Power crusade. But as I gear up to start another summer of the Daughters of Anacaona Writing Project, I better spruce up on my … Continue reading

Culture, Ezili, Mythology, teen girls, Vodou

Professor Henry Louis Gates’ PBS documentary Black in Latin America was an excellent portrayal (however brief) of Latin America’s long and complex history as being these in-between worlds that connect African culture and ancestral memory to Columbus’ and Europe’s vision … Continue reading

Culture, Haiti, Vodou

I LOVE to dance (I share a birthday with dance innovator and Haitiphile, the late great Ms. Katherine Dunham). But I am not a DAHncer. It’s only in college that I started taking dance classes—starting with ballet and modern. And … Continue reading

Culture, Haiti, Mythology, Vodou