“enta omry = your my life
ragaooney 3nak = give me back your eyes
leh ayam elley raho = to the days we had
and so on and so on… it would take forever to translate. but even then, it would never measure up to it’s meaning in arabic” – predestant (1 month ago)
You prolly heard about rayrayray last week, but you may not have heard such a strong, well reasoned response from such an eloquent, well reasonable Jamaican voice as this one. Here’s hopin such sound word power resonates in the Jamaican conversation about “civil” rights. No need for conservative columnists and hypocrite DJs to monopolize the conversation in an age of digital publics.
As newly amplified voices emerge across the Caribbean and the wider world, feels like the global/translocal conversations fill out a bit. The edges get a lil rounder.
That thing that /jace said about a mainstream — a center and a border, too.
(on a lighter note, does this mean that some of us are, like, double screwed?) [via]