Like a ‘Tale of two cities’….

Quoting from a synopsis..that I think speaks volumes in today’s setting, in the novel, just as Dickens asserts his belief in resurrection and transformation both on a personal level, and a societal level…I hope the same here and now. The transformation of Caribbean societies into thriving, sustainable, burgeoning life centres as we continue to race into the 21st century…In the still colonised French Caribbean, it is not difficult to literally see the co-existence of two cultures and a distinct hierarchy, with France at the top. One is indeed a city, a buzzing metropolis set out in Europe, where the seeds of domination were sown centuries ago. The other is a town, struggling, in a kind of arrested development. Pacified. Forlorn. Waiting it seems. It is why I thought of the Dickens novel. The theme of resurrection and transformation. Timeless. Universal. When will these imbalances be corrected? Rarely does a day go by without something drawing me to this ongoing state of affairs. 

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