Make Contact

SAY HELLO!

If you need to get in touch, please drop me an email at londoniennenubienne[at]gmail.com.  I’m always happy to brainstorm a brilliant idea, discuss a cool idea, or just chat.

FANCY WOOFing IN MARTINIQUE?

I get a lot of questions about WOOFing in Martinique.  I confess to loving where I’ve WOOFed and having not really done a lot of research into it before hand.  I can recommend Bouliki Bio, where I helped out, they have a fb.  They don’t speak English nor do they currently offer accomodation to would-be WOOFers (they hope to in the future). But if you have somewhere to stay, and want to practice your French or Kreyol, find them on facebook!

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Looking for thoughtful travel pieces from a black female perspective?  I might be the writer you need.  I’ve been known to muse on theatre, film, identity and representations of blackness, women and ‘the other’ in both print and online publications as well as on movingblack.  Email me at londoniennenubienne[at]gmail.com if that sounds like your cup of tea.

Equally, if you are a black traveller wanting to share your thoughts and adventures (for free) on travelling through majority-black places or London/England, feel free to send me 500-750 words of something original. Email me at londoniennenubienne[at]gmail.com if that sounds like your cup of tea.

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4 thoughts on “Make Contact

  1. John

    I have just “followed”. Saw your blog on Althia’s fb. I’m of “white” maternal Caribbean origin: Bermuda<Guyana<Saba (NL), oh, born in Nova Scotia, Canada, in love with Martinique since 1973. Lived here from 1981 to 2000 whence I visited much of the Caribbean, then Togo, NS, Egypt, Ethiopia, Bahrain, Singapore. Came back home to Mtq in September 2012 and have been living close to my Martinican adopted family in Sainte- Marie whom I have known for 30-40 years. Man , se un neg Bizodin, si ou sav sa sa le di. I rarely get to FDF and never for long. La Préfecture calls me a "visiteur". We have lots to talk about and I love history especially of Martinique and the rest of the Caribbean. Martinique: crazy or enigmatic? Both, I guess. I could be "Moving(where everyone else is)black. But if I ever start a blog it might be "Calypso with Bagpipes".I'll read more of you. Read some of me. Chat, if you ,like and maybe someday we can talk in person. FDF is so far!

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    1. MsMovingBlack Post author

      Hi John, thanks for reading and glad you find my take on Martinique interesting – I’d love to hear yours! Particularly as I know Ste Marie people are supposed to be particularly sauvage… Enigmatic is a great word, Madinina is nothing if not frustrating and confusing but always alluring.
      Par contre, I seem to be in Ste Marie relatively frequently so perhaps a face-to-face wouldn’t be so unlikely, although you can also drop me an email on londoniennenubienne[at]gmail.com I didn’t pick up contact details for you from your comment so do drop me a line, K

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  2. Sarah

    Hey, I was just reading your blog post about identity and how you relate to being From south London and from the Caribbean. I’m wondering if you’ve ever thought of yourself as an American as well. And when I say American I don’t mean the United States I mean the
    Americas: North, South, Central and the Caribbean. Have you done much traveling in the Americas outside of the Caribbean? I know that there are huge black populations in Spanish America much larger percentage wise than in the United States. I think and I’m still trying to see if this is indeed true, that we blacks in the Americas have our own culture and mindset that transcends language and geography. So a black Brazilian or a black Colombian or a Black Cuban Bajan etc all kinda get each other(for lack of a better term) because of our shared history even if we don’t speak the same language.

    I would like to know your thoughts on the matter.

    Keep up the good work

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    1. MsMovingBlack Post author

      You know what, I have never thought of myself as an American in that sense. Though if I’m honest it’s way more to do with only having recently heard the arguments around it. I’m not in denial about the Caribbean being part of ‘the Americas’ so it makes sense; it’s more a question of getting used to the idea than anything else.
      Re my travels, I have been across the northeast coast of the South American continent, from Guyana to Brazil (by road and river – awesome!) but not gone West to Venezuela and Colombia nor up through the central America. Venezuela and Colombia are v. high on my ‘to visit at first opportunity’ list. I dream of getting to Panama, and Belize but excuses to go are even fewer and further in between. I’m definitely an adherent to the Caribbean nations versus islands image and agree that our histories and cultures have way more in common than the language barriers indicate.

      Thanks for the thoughtful comment and good vibes.

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