Throwing Words at the Status Quo

Waldane Walker, 2019 Valedictorian, Edna Manley College One night, an evil spirit held me downI could not make one single soundJah told me, 'Son, use the word'And now I'm as free as a bird- Peter Tosh - Oh B@&#o k$&%t (1981) Every culture, and every language has its expletives and some are, well, more potent... Continue Reading →

From the Archives: Eugene Hyde (1931-1980)

Here is another excerpt from my doctoral dissertation, "Between Nation and Market: Art and Society in Twentieth Century Jamaica" (Emory, 2011) - (C) Veerle Poupeye, all rights reserved. The Independence Generation The years around Independence were, as the artist and critic Gloria Escoffery (1986) has argued, characterized by a combination of great ambitions and sometimes... Continue Reading →

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