LAST­ING IM­PRES­SIONS

Foreword Reviews - - Lasting Impressions -

Be­fore “the Caribbean” was crafted in full, my peo­ple were al­ready ir­rec­on­cil­able. Un­know­able. They were al­ready only ver­sions of their for­mer selves by the time they emerged from the un­speak­able holds of ships, spilling out raped, bro­ken, and blood­ied onto the decks, across the bounc­ing planks of gang­ways like shad­owy mar­i­onettes . ... It isn’t wise to for­get one’s bear­ings. And, when­ever I do, Mas. Mas.

Ex­cerpted from High Mas: Car­ni­val and the Poetics of Caribbean Cul­tures. Pho­to­graphs and text by Kevin Ado­nis Browne. Used with per­mis­sion of Univer­sity Press of Mis­sis­sippi. “Spooky” blows fire for Tra­di­tional Mas Com­pe­ti­tion. Vic­to­ria Square, Port of Spain, 2014.

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