i really appreciate every chance i get to read.
He reminded us that today was the birthday of Malcolm X, an activist, whose words and actions continue to inspire so many.
One person, who was inspired by Malcolm X, and whom i have wanted to meet for a long time is Evan X Hyde, a Belizean writer and activist. He is the publisher and owner of Amandala, one of Belize's oldest and longest standing newspaper. He and Leroy Taegar, were responsible for the development of the library of African and Indian Studies, literacy and the Education Foundation.
He attended tonight's poetry night. It was an honour to read before them all.
Inspired by Malcolm X's influence on artists today, i chose to read 'a kind of black girl' (attachment below. Scroll down), as i reflected on Beyoncé sharing X's speech on women with the masses through the visual project of her newest album Lemonade.
The state of black women, is still very dire.
We must work on this, until things change.
i appreciated sitting and listening to all the poets. It is great to read their work, but it is surely a special treat, to hear the words, pauses, sound, volume, cadence, and rhythm as they read their own.
Grateful for a good evening.
Been a while since i ventured out.