Olive Senior in Bermuda
I want to feel
though you own
the silver tea service
the communion plate
you don't own
the tropics anymore.
From: Meditation on Yellow
"I don't know enough about the situation in Bermuda to really comment on writing here," said Mrs. Senior. "I find it interesting how Bermudians define yourselves.
"You are not necessarily Caribbean. You are between American and British culture.
"That is an interesting space for writers. You have a fascinating history. It is for the writers to help to define what you are.
"In Jamaica, writers were part of the whole postcolonial movement and defining the nation. This is probably where you are now."
Mrs. Senior will be doing a reading and book signing in the Bermuda College between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on March 18. The event will be sponsored, in part, by the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs.
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