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Mother language

I was born and grew up in an intercultural environment.  My mother tongue is English Creole and Spanish is my second language. I also understand Miskito (fairly), which is  one of the native indigenous languages in Nicaragua. Miskito is a Misulmapan language, which along with  Sumo and Matagalpan, comprises  this linguistic family. It is spoken by almost 150,000 people in the North and South Caribbean … Continue reading Mother language

A list of some black female writers you should read (3)

III Part A lot our writers are great editors of books, newspapers, and essays. Veronica Chambers, our previous author, was an editor at Newsweek, Glamour, and The New Times Magazine, been the first black woman with that title. Yvonne Vera (1964-2005), also edited several anthologies by African women writers. She was born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, studied and imparted English Literature at Njube High School. Years … Continue reading A list of some black female writers you should read (3)

A list of some black female writers you should read (2)

Feature image: June Beer painting II Part In 2011, former President Barack Obama gave Maya Angelou the Presidential Medal of Freedom. A year later it was presented to Toni Morrison (1931-2019), an icon of the black literature in the United States of America. She was born in Lorain, Ohio, being the second of four children from a middle African American working-class family.  Her novels include … Continue reading A list of some black female writers you should read (2)