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Old 18th-January-2018, 11:50 PM   #1
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i wrote this to someone (zenyah) but i thought i would share here

I'm an anthropology student. I consider myself to be dumb and uneducated and terrible in bed. Infact I have not done the wild thing in ten years. I like African and Caribbean studies. aiming to get masters in caribbean folklore from Kentucky or anthropology at fsu with my three favorite professors. Then it's on to a phd. I feel old and incompetent and embarrassed by the critical scrutiny of black women. Am not hung etc. I like cooking... Reading etc. My long term goal is to work in haiti. I am overweight. Want to get in shape. Love nature so if someone wants to go on nature walks with me then that would be lovely. Starting judo and karate classes soon so if you want a judo buddy let's give it a shot but I hear judo is dangerous. If you knew how much I know about Caribbean music, well you would be shocked in a good refreshing way. Hey zenyah. Dat you gal? I love to cook food from all over the planet. I African dance and drum every now and then. It is exhilirating. I'm half Austrian. My first language was German. I was born in Switzerland. I have been single for ten years lol. Ok thanks for reading..... currently reading: reading the last harmattan of alustine dunbar, guns germs and steel, darwins dangerous idea, pages from the book of the sun, human all too human, three ancient colonies (caribbean themes and variations), europe and the people without history, selected writings of Montesquieu .... favorite reading material.... western philosophy, afro centric stuff (maulana karenga, thophile obenga, molefi asante, basil davidson who is white but still afro centric, same goes for john k thornton, cheik anta diop, franz fanon, walter rodney, maurice bishop etc etc amilcar cabral etc), african and caribbean lit and african american lit. someone do yourself a favor and check out the writers chimamanda ngozie adichie, marlon james and amos tutuola and jacques stephan alexis. favorite thinker ever? thats easy carl jung all the way
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Old 18th-January-2018, 11:54 PM   #2
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m not sure what to say without coming off like the biggest idiot in the universe... lol I am 34 and feel way to old to be a competent,success in academia, professor of anthropology etc. In fact I have no idea what kind of job I will end up having. I would like to learn french maybe, and Haitian Creole, and maybe an african language like yoruba or bambara. I do not know how to do that. I do not know how to do much of anything but read my books. I am half Austrian...My interests are Marx, Schelling, Hegel, Jacques Lacan, Freud, JUNG ESPECIALLY, and other german or pre socratic philosophers, plato, hindu and buddhist stuff, sufism, LOVE NIETZSCHE, LOVE AFRICAN AND CARIBBEAN LITERATURE. I have lots of african and caribbean literature and read a lot of the literary criticism about it. I am an undergraduate anthropology student with a piss poor gpa. My gpa is 2.4. I did well in school when I was younger but started to hallucinate and I had a psychic break and for a while wasnt adjusted to meds. unfortuantely for me I stayed in school and made piss poor grades, nothing can be done about that. SO NOW WHAT???!!! I also appreciate african and caribbean theorists and other people like herbert marcuse, noam chomsky, and people like CLR JAmes, George PAdmore, Sylvia Wynter, George Lamming, MG SMith and Walter rodney and Frantz Fanon, Wole Soyinka, Amilcar Cabral, Maurice Bishop, Lumumba, Kwame anthony Appiah, and Thomas Sankara... these are some african and caribbean theorists and writers. IV really hAVE no clue what to do. I would ideally go to grad school to study african and caribbean literature or african and caribbean religion from an anthropological and psychoanalytical lens. Also, want to go to haiti. scared of haiti. want to study vodun in haiti, not scared of vodun. have some connections in haiti but still worried. I also read and love anthropology books, and even catholic thinkers like Maritain and Chardin Do I still even realistically and reasonably have a shot at this. I am 34! Also like studying ma'at and ancient egyptian and african ethics. like afro centric people like ivan van sertima, maulana karenga, theophile obenga, cheik anta diop and molefi asante.

I used to think that myy biggest goals in life are to become a Jungian and nietzschean thinker, I think these two guys really understand life and thought better than 99 percent of the bs out there. cant forget marx and engels, leslie white and others. After that there is some African and Caribbean literature I really want to deeply grasp. I know reading can unground you, on the other hand i wil tell you about the lit, because it really is phenomenal and deep and an extraordinary glimpse into culture, history, aand different ways of writing english

Im thinking here of maryse conde, earl lovelace, chinua achebe, david daybedeen, ooma kempadoo, amilcar cabral, clr james, Thomas sankara, toni Morrison, amos tutuola, ben okri, kojo laing, Wilson harris, chimamanda ngozie adichie, cyril daybydeen, dionne brand, zora neal hurston, james baldwin, edgar mittleholzter, samuel selvon, roger mais, vic reid, andrew salkey, martin carter, christopher okigbo, George lamming, derek Walcott, vs Naipaul, kamau Brathwaite, leopold senghor, myriam chancy, oonya kempadoo, caryll phillips... jean price mars, jacques roumain, jacques stephen alexis, Yvonne vera, ngugi wa thiongo and Nuruddin Farah and wole Soyinka...

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Old 19th-January-2018, 12:05 PM   #3
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it's too long man, nobody will read that
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Well I did so the problem is not in fact so much the length but the lack of direction, and the self repeating ^^ I’m not sure how to provide input of any kind.

I’ve not read any Caribbean littérature, I would certainly like to. What would you recommend ?
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really - person reads so much and writes this way? yeah.
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Old 22nd-January-2018, 08:41 PM   #7
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Well I did so the problem is not in fact so much the length but the lack of direction, and the self repeating ^^ I’m not sure how to provide input of any kind.

I’ve not read any Caribbean littérature, I would certainly like to. What would you recommend ?
poems:

edward brathwaite: the arrivants trilogy https://www.amazon.com/Arrivants-Wor...ivants+trilogy

ancestors: https://www.amazon.com/Ancestors-Kam...6649350&sr=1-4

leopold senghor collected poems https://www.amazon.com/Collected-Poe...eopold+senghor

womens poetry from africa:

https://www.amazon.com/Rain-Words-Fr...ds=caraf+poems

notebook of a retur n to my native land: https://www.amazon.com/Original-1939...he+native+land

novels

fred d aguiar feeding the ghosts: https://www.amazon.com/Feeding-Ghost...ing+the+ghosts


vs naipaul:

https://www.amazon.com/House-Mr-Bisw...rds=vs+naipaul


https://www.amazon.com/Bend-River-V-...rds=vs+naipaul


https://www.amazon.com/Free-State-V-...rds=vs+naipaul

https://www.amazon.com/Guerrillas-V-...rds=vs+naipaul

https://www.amazon.com/Mimic-Men-V-S...rds=vs+naipaul

sam selvon

https://www.amazon.com/Lonely-London...rds=sam+selvon

https://www.amazon.com/Turn-again-Ti...s=selvon+tiger

https://www.amazon.com/Housing-Lark-...6649829&sr=1-3



https://www.amazon.com/Brighter-Sun-...16649799&sr=1-
1&keywords=selvon+tiger


https://www.amazon.com/Those-Who-Cas...6649829&sr=1-7

https://www.amazon.com/Island-World-...6649829&sr=1-9


edgar mittleholzer

https://www.amazon.com/My-Bones-Flut...r+mittleholzer

https://www.amazon.com/Eltonsbrody-V...r+mittleholzer

https://www.amazon.com/Corentyne-Thu...r+mittleholzer

https://www.amazon.com/Corentyne-Thu...r+mittleholzer


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everything absolutely everything by edwidge danticat and jacques stephen alexis
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Lawrence scott: https://www.amazon.com/Night-Calypso...=night+calypso

https://www.amazon.com/Light-Falling...ling+on+bamboo

https://www.amazon.com/Ballad-World-...6664846&sr=1-3

https://www.amazon.com/Leaving-Plane...aving+by+plane




roger mais: https://www.amazon.com/Listen-Wind-L...isten+the+wind

dionne brand:

https://www.amazon.com/Map-Door-No-R...s=dionne+brand

https://www.amazon.com/Full-Change-M...s=dionne+brand

https://www.amazon.com/Another-Place...s=dionne+brand

maryse conde

https://www.amazon.com/Segu-Maryse-C...s=maryse+conde

https://www.amazon.com/Crossing-Mang...s=maryse+conde

https://www.amazon.com/Windward-Heig...s=maryse+conde


https://www.amazon.com/Land-Colors-N...s=maryse+conde

https://www.amazon.com/Children-Segu...ildren+of+segu


https://www.amazon.com/Who-Slashed-C...+slashed+conde



caryll phillips:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1400034507...IWGAIL8O&psc=0

oonya kempadoo:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0374299714...I3UP1MCNA88ION

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0807083739...I3QFCZPJPM416Z



marie vieux chavet:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/091467157X...I1VHPEPQQHSYKW

https://www.amazon.com/Love-Anger-Ma...6665384&sr=1-1

krystal a sital:

https://www.amazon.com/Secrets-We-Ke...crets+trinidad


wilson harris: https://www.amazon.com/Guyana-Quarte...+harris+guyana

https://www.amazon.com/Carnival-Tril...rnival+trilogy

earl lovelace:

https://www.amazon.com/Dragon-Cant-D...=earl+lovelace

https://www.amazon.com/Just-Movie-Ea...=earl+lovelace


https://www.amazon.com/Salt-Novel-Ea...=earl+lovelace

https://www.amazon.com/Wine-Astonish...=earl+lovelace

marlon james:

https://www.amazon.com/Brief-History...s=marlon+james

https://www.amazon.com/Book-Night-Wo...s=marlon+james

https://www.amazon.com/John-Crows-De...s=marlon+james

cyril dabydeen:

https://www.amazon.com/My-Undiscover...cyril+dabydeen

https://www.amazon.com/Drums-My-Fles...cyril+dabydeen

george lamming:

https://www.amazon.com/Castle-Skin-P...george+lamming

https://www.amazon.com/Pleasures-Exi...george+lamming

https://www.amazon.com/Water-Berries...george+lamming


https://www.amazon.com/Age-Innocence...george+lamming


martin carter:

https://www.amazon.com/University-Hu...=martin+carter

derek walcott: https://www.amazon.com/Omeros-Derek-...eywords=omeros

https://www.amazon.com/Poetry-Derek-...6665918&sr=1-2
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Also myriam chancy: the loneliness of angels and the scorpions claw
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Also myriam chancy. The loneliness of angels and the scorpions claw. Shadows move among them. By mittleholzer.
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Higs I absolutely recommend chimamanda ngozie adichie masterpiece half of a yellow sun. After that I would say segu by maryse conde. Is just a movie by Earl Lovelace. Anything by Marlon James and the palm wine drinkard and my life in the bush of ghosts by Amos tutuola. For poetry there is none finer than brathwaite and Martin Carter. Happy reading. Hope you do check this out. Oh and in the flicker of an eyelid by Jacques Stephan alexis
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