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
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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
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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
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