Wednesday, January 18, 2012

LONDON: Fawzia Kane collection launch

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012, 6.30-8.30/9pm, FREE, light refreshments
The Trinidad and Tobago High Commission
42 Belgrave Square,

Waterloo Press and the Trinidad and Tobago High Commission cordially invite you to the launch of Tantie Diablesse, by Fawzia Kane

Fawzia Kane is a spinner of tales and tall stories, sometimes in the mischievous and charming voice of Tantie Diablesse (the ageless spirit of an ex-slave who is part-healer, part-witch), on other occasions in the voices of the odd and bright characters who populate this book: Borges’s Imaginary Beings, The Mighty Sparrow (a calypso singer from the 50s), ‘La Cuentista Bonita,’ ‘The Douen’ (the lost souls of children who died before being baptized) and the poet herself, as a child growing up in Trinidad. In these rich and varied poems Kane resurrects ‘buried songs’ and their ‘dreams of disquiet’ - Dr Tamar Yoseloff

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