Chasing James Baldwin in Switzerland

Matthew Wilson, a Bajan now living In Switzerland retraces some of James Baldwin’s steps 70 years after him. Leukerbad is the place that inspired ‘Stranger in the Village’ and where Baldwin completed ‘Go Tell It on the Mountain’. Also drawing from Teju Cole’s 2014 essay, Black Body: Rereading James Baldwin’s “Stranger in the Village” and… Read More

Being Mixed Race: Am I A Human Rorschach Test?

by Glen Chisholm Just last week I was standing at a bus stop when a gentleman; a complete stranger came and joined me. Nothing unusual about that, we then politely nodded at each other and a conversation started up. Me: “Evening” Stranger: “Evening” Me: “it’s still quite warm isn’t it” Stranger: “yes it is”; pause;… Read More