Poetry for the Peeps!

Key Words, Nicolas Guillen, Cuba (Translated Kaushalya Bannerji, 2020) Make of your lifea bell that resonatesor a furrow— in which flowersthe luminous tree of the idea.Raise your voice over the voice without nameof all others, and make visiblethe man, along with the poet. Fill your spirit with flame,see the peaking of the summit,and if the…

Re-Humanizing the Caribbean : The Micro-Histories of Documentalist Gloria Rolando

Kaushalya Bannerji (Excerpt from presentation, Berkshires Women’s History Conference) copyright 2014 This is a piece whose purpose is to reflect on and pay tribute to the work of Gloria Rolando, whose commitment to Afro-Cuban history and  to the notion of culture as resistance to forces of oppression and hegemonic amnesia, make her films both contextually…