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Desi (2019) derived from Sanskrit meaning land or country, the word is used to describe people who have originated from the Indian sub-continent including diaspora and as quite often the case of Trinidad those of mixed ethnicities such as myself and my children of whom these are distorted portraits which incorporate torn indenture papers.

 

Our foremothers survived and endured and in the words of Alice Walker... " our mothers and grandmothers have more often than not anonymously handed on the creative spark, the seed of the flower they themselves never hoped to see. Or like a sealed letter they could not plainly read".

Copyright Tessa Alexander 2019