Tongues of the Ocean Issue 5

tongues of the oceanThe June 2010 issue of tongues of the ocean went live at midnight today.

This one’s a little different. We’ve taken a cross-disciplinary exhibition and put it into cyberspace. Instead the customary two pieces of writing a week, we’ve got a literary piece and a piece of visual art. This is how the exhibition—”A Sudden and Violent Change”, created for The Hub in Nassau for the Transforming Spaces Art Tour—was set up: writers creating pieces that artists used as inspiration for other pieces.

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Caribbean Reading Challenge 2009

Well now.

The time has come.

Nanowrimo is over, and Christmas is around the corner, and it’s time to be thinking about new year’s resolutions.

So I’m in the process of trying to finish the Africa Reading Challenge I blogged about earlier. I’ve read two Abouet books and I’m still swimming in a slow and stately fashion through Ngugi’s latest. I’m going to save the last part of the challenge for Karen King-Abisola’s Hangman’s Game, though, because it’ll be a good segue into Caribbean books.

The Caribbean Reading Challenge kicks off on January 1st!

My books:

  • The Hangman’s Game, Karen King-Aribisala
  • “New Negroes from Africa”: slave trade abolition and Free African settlement in the nineteenth-century Caribbean, Roseanne Marion Adderley
  • Omeros, Derek Walcott
  • A Turn in the South, V. S. Naipaul
  • There is an Anger that Moves, Kei Miller

More here.

Shoshana’s Books of the World Challenge

Shoshana’s Books of the World Challenge.

Right. Since I’m covering Africa on Blogworld, why don’t I follow this challenge over here?  Blogworld’s more locally focussed anyway, and Blogsphere is more global.  OK, so they’re silly distinctions, but it’s a nice way to see it.

I love these challenges!!! I’m going to start a Caribbean Reading Challenge in 2009 in answer to the African one.  We don’t have the same kind of organization as Africa, being mostly submarine and afloat in the Caribbean Sea as well as in the world, but there’s no shortage of writing to be read — in English, French, Spanish and Dutch.

But in the meantime, time to read round the world.