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Author: Annie Paul

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Caribbean Art Dub: A Hauntology


The Caribbean itself can be seen as a series of dubbed spaces or dub mixes of the European countries they once were colonies or outposts of. Moving from island to island is like visiting a series of ghost towns where the distinctive English, Dutch, French and Spanish architecture is now repopulated, recomposed and remixed into Creole versions of European cultures.  Language isolates and separates Caribbean countries from each other but the common grammar of the Creoles and Patwas of the region unite them. Jamaican writer and critic Annie Paul writes about the Caribbean art dub.

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