Reading and discussion by Krisantha Bhaggiyadatta

Collaborative installation by me

On March 15th Krisantha Bhaggiyadatta read from some of his poetry and had an open discussion with guests of Alice Yard.  Responding to his poem Curfew Babies the images on the panels hanging at the entrance of the Yard were of  people who I photographed walking through Independence Square.

The evening was interesting as Kris shared his poetry and sparked conversation around colonialism and concepts of race, he expressed his observations of similarities and differences between Sri Lanka and Trinidad, and he was also able to tell us how his poetry is received in Sri Lanka.

It was nice reuniting in this way with someone I knew during York University days about 15 years ago.  I feel lucky to have been here in Trinidad the same time as Kris and his lovely partner May.

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