The Economics of Activism and the Writer

“…when a monster grows, it grows out of control. It eats up even those who created the monster. And it’s time that our people understood this.” Walter Rodney, 1977, Georgetown. In January, a woman suggested that I put down my pen – because it was useless – and that I march in the streets of Georgetown. I was taken aback. Did she really believe that … Continue reading The Economics of Activism and the Writer

To Roger F. Luncheon – On Democracy, Trust and Tragedy

Dear Roger F. Luncheon: I had a bone to pick with you about that USAID Leadership and Democracy (LEAD) project. However, bone picking is exactly why we are the way we are. I have been many things, I am many things, I will be many things but I will never become the bone-picking-Bharrat. Truth is the currency I deal in. After you announced that Cabinet … Continue reading To Roger F. Luncheon – On Democracy, Trust and Tragedy