Spirit Desire and the Persistence of Blackness in Haitian Vodoun

Spirit Desire and the Persistence of Blackness in Haitian Vodoun

SOKARI EKINE’S “SPIRIT DESIRE” Presentation by Alexis De Veaux (“Black Portraitures III,” Johannesburg, South Africa, Nov 17-19, 2016) The series of photographs “made” by the Nigerian British, self-described black queer feminist photographer Sokari Ekine, beginning in 2013, in Haiti, usher in the photographer’s project, “Spirit Desire.” As codified by Ekine, the project attempts to document […]

Rain Walker

Posted by on Apr 11, 2018 in Black & White, London, Travels | No Comments
Rain Walker

London rain, 2.22pm to 2. 26pm. Southbank, 30th March 2018. Nothing unusual except if you didn’t know it before, now you do. Its the end of the world. Pale shadows hunched up, speaking in rain sodden voices.  Running for shelter in blinding lights, overheated, over perfumed spaces.  Running for shelter into the bowels of the […]

Saida : “Dance the Secret”

Saida : “Dance the Secret”

Coming through the door We feel with and through our bodies But cannot see with our eyes Transitions Herbs, insense A healer needed to cross the water Slaughter a chicken for the Gods Silver coins and a clay pot Sweet taste of salt Sweet smell of dates Black seed oil, with white sand Islamic scriptures, […]

Dance of Salt – Ayiti

Dance of Salt – Ayiti

Lost imagination. This is the scariest thing that has happened to me, scarier than cancer. It’s death I thought I had lost my imagination then I found it because I read this and I breathed “One of the most powerful modes of black belonging is metaphorized in the body’s sway under spirit possession”.  [ Nadia Ellis […]

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