The Dragon Can’t Dance
Carnival takes on social and political importance in this recognized classic. The people of the shantytown Calvary Hill, usually invisible to the rest of society, join the throng and flaunt their neighborhood personas in masquerade during Carnival. Aldrick, the dashing “king of the Hill,” becomes a glorious, dancing dragon; his lovely Sylvia, a princess; Fisheye, rebel idealist, a fierce steel band contestant; and Philo, Calypso songwriter, a star. Then a business sponsors Fisheye’s band, Philo gets a hit song, and Sylvia leaves the Hill with a prosperous older man. For Aldrick, it will take one more masquerade—this time, involving guns and hostages—before the illusion of power becomes reality.
definitely on the to read list
"So much about my experience, my historical before I got here…before I had a body or a consciousness experience. Is trying to tell me that I am a conquered person; that I come from defeated people, and I resist that. I reject that…I am so proud of the people whose blood moves in me. It does not tell me that I am a conquered person…that I am operating from an inferior position. It tells me that somebody that I alchemized from was in the belly of a slave ship! That they negotiated circumstances that are unlanguagable, insurmountable, that should have destroyed them, but that it didn’t! I have a responsibility to such an awesome legacy, and that is how I treat my history! I do NOT lament it, it’s awesome."
Pomelo rind hat! I know I’ve already mentioned how much I love the couple with the fruit stand below my apartment but I am mentioning it again!
Lol, this is my favorite so far. A sample of Chinese American clothing, brought to you by a fellow AYC teacher in Yichang, China!