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I’m a bad gyal-scholar whose feminist intersection is decidedly decolonial. I’m Isis Semaj-Hall, a dub doctor with a PhD in Caribbean literature. I offer you…
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Beautifully written piece, I love the concept of reading as a way to mourn.
Thank you. We forget that mourning isn’t just a word to describe being sad about a death/loss. Mourning is a process of coming to terms with it. Reading is a process as well. Reading is a process of taking in information (with emotion) and working through it to find meaning. Read in power!
Dr. Semaj-H; I started listening to your podcast – Posterity – after the Kgn Creative podcast. I used to follow you on Twitter but closed my account when Covid hit.
I just want to thank you for an amazing, thoughtful and real podcast. Please keep it up, it is needed, the women of Jamaica need you (then men can learn from you), the women in the Diaspora need you. Your work is appreciated.