Creoles of the Caribbean

January 31, 2018

Originally written for Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine. Re-printed with permission. In my travels across the Caribbean, I’ve often wondered why the accents across certain islands are so different despite their shared language. Why the sing-song of Trinidadian prose and playful ebbing and flowing of Virgin Islanders while the swift gallop of Jamaican patois? Surely a similar […]

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Kalinago for a Day: Indigenous Dominica

November 26, 2017

Originally written for Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine. Re-printed with permission. Open your eyes. Needles of golden daylight pierce tiny spaces in the taboui roof, but dark blueness is still everywhere. Open your ears. The whistle of the crickets rises and falls in a rhythm, muted by roseaux leaves dancing in the wind’s occasional puffs. The hum […]

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