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Author: Falu Bakrania

frameworks for the relationship between race, visuality, and representation.” 5 In engaging with questions of national belonging, artists reject a multiculturalist frame that simply aims for inclusion. Rather, as Santhi Kavuri-Bauer shows, they foreground “questions of power that attend to life living

In: Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas

migrants, they have not been forced to migrate, they are nevertheless faced with the prospects of chronic poverty—limited or no access to water, electricity, education, food, health care, or a living wage—without much hope for a better future in the Dominican Republic. “Choosing between chronic poverty and

In: New West Indian Guide / Nieuwe West-Indische Gids
Author: Holly Ackerman

they were detained in a state of uncertainty for nine months before a clear resolution of their situation was announced. The book provides a nice balance between historical context and oral testimony on each of these points. Readers will come away with a clear sense of daily life in the camps and the

In: New West Indian Guide / Nieuwe West-Indische Gids
Author: Martin Munro

between polar opposites, winter and summer, north and south, and to discover at last “spherical life,” as he puts it (Laferrière 2009:297, 298). Cradled by the “old Caribbean wind,” he sleeps with a smile on his face, like he did when he was a child living with his grandmother, a time that “has finally

In: New West Indian Guide / Nieuwe West-Indische Gids

to her right as she holds an ink brush above a scroll. Another woman behind her, elegantly styled in a pink and purple kimono, leans over to grip the arms of a small boy learning to walk. While the painting could initially be mistaken for a historic depiction of family life in Asia, a closer look

In: Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas

oblivion” (7) suggests that Walcott might also be thinking of a form of absence which has more to do with his own demise than with his transient life. As for the egrets, we are told that they too tend to appear on the lawn intermittently: “I hadn’t seen them for half of the Christmas week … but they are

In: New West Indian Guide / Nieuwe West-Indische Gids
Author: Susette Min

search of a new life. More than 46,000 individuals have died since 2000, and more than 40 million internally displaced people ( idp ) have been detained and interned in camps all over the world, some for committing only the offence of crossing—or trying to cross—a border without papers. 1 The

In: Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas

the symbolic fathers of the Cuban nation; like Martí, he had sacrificed his life in pursuit of freedom from Spain. The journalist was thus bemused to encounter a humble doorman claiming Maceo’s illustrious heritage: I looked at my interlocutor … and I saw that, in effect, like Maceo himself, there was

In: New West Indian Guide / Nieuwe West-Indische Gids
Author: Sophie H. Jones

to highlight that ‘the change from a very plentiful living on a farm highly improved to a wilderness in advanced life is really hard. ’ Ibid. AO 12/25, 373–81 (quoted p. 374); David Bell, Loyalist Rebellion in New Brunswick: A Defining Conflict for Canada’s Political Culture (Halifax, NS: Formac

In: Journal of Early American History

political conditions in the Philippines. In the November 2005 issue, a page was used to display the English translation of lyrics to a Tagalog folk song, “ Awit Sa Bayani ” [Song of a Hero]. Nationalistic in tone, the lyrics were written for an activist who had lost his or her life. Using this song at that

In: Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas