No. 24 • November 2010

Image above: Untitled (2010), by Blue Curry; starfish, steel drum, mirrored perspex, silver tinsel; 150 x 50 x 50 cm; image courtesy the artist


Portrait of the artist as an old man
Jane King on White Egrets, by Derek Walcott

The anthropologist
Elizabeth Walcott-Hackshaw on How to Make Love to a Negro Without Getting Tired, I Am a Japanese Writer, and Heading South, by Dany Laferrière

Last one standing
F.S.J. Ledgister on Edward Seaga and the Challenges of Modern Jamaica, by Patrick E. Bryan, and My Life and Leadership, by Edward Seaga

Kaleidoscope man
Malachi McIntosh on Denis Williams: A Life in Works, ed. Charlotte Williams and Evelyn A. Williams, and Other Leopards and The Third Temptation, by Denis Williams

Ajaat to zwazo
Brendan de Caires on the Dictionary of the English/Creole of Trinidad and Tobago, ed. Lise Winer

Suffer the children
Lisa Allen-Agostini on Dog-Heart, by Diana McCaulay

Between a rock and a hard place
Philip Nanton on Of Water and Rock, by Thomas Armstrong

Fear and trembling
Jeremy Taylor on Shaken, Not Stirred: A Survivor’s Account of the January 12, 2010, Earthquake in Haiti, by Jeanne G. Pocius



Stranger than paradise
Images of recent work by Blue Curry, and an interview with the artist by Melanie Archer

Out of sight
Judy Raymond on the creative omissions of “Trinidad’s nineteenth-century artist,” Michel Jean Cazabon

The king is dead
Jonathan Ali reviews Moloch Tropical, directed by Raoul Peck

By Roxane Gay

The Body, Given and Ode to the Belly, by Lauren K. Alleyne