Brief for Open Call on Home: There are physical and metaphorical places that give meaning tothe word ‘home’. What does home mean to you? How does it inspire or manifest itself in your artistic practice? How has your idea of homeand your identity been challenged, misconstrued, and/or transformedover time?
“Why you eh stay in foreign? What you come back here for?”
It’s been 10 years since I returned to the country where I was born. My navel string definitely bury here. There is an invisible chord tied loosely around my ankles and wrists that keeps me anchored to this piece of land.
I just moved to my 10th dwelling, I can’t call it home just yet. When I was a child, I grew up in a bungalow development plannings in Couva, a townhouse sharing walls with each neighbour, left and right.
One. By my 11th birthday we moved…
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