". . . But the past does not exist independently from the present. Indeed, the past is only past because there is a present, just as I can point to something over there only because I am here. But nothing is inherently over there or here. In that sense, the past has no content. The past -- or more accurately, pastness -- is a position. Thus, in no way can we identify the past as past." p. 15

". . . But we may want to keep in mind that deeds and words are not as distinguishable as often we presume. History does not belong only to its narrators, professional or amateur. While some of us debate what history is or was, others take it into their own hands." p. 153

Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History (1995) by Michel-Rolph Trouillot

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Part 2 of The Bomb Magazine Interview Is Now Up

Bomb Magazine, the arts and literature journal, has put up on it's online site the second part of the two-part interview with Ned Sublette, by the brilliant up-and-coming Jamaican-turned NYer writer and scholar, Garnette Cadogan. You can read it here.

This begins with the NY-New Orleans-Cuban connections, and Ned's participation in the downtown scene.

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