Kitchen, Bois Jolie, Centre Region, Haiti. July, 2014.
Kitchen, Near Mont Mouton, Haiti. May, 2009.
I’ll be talking about this, and other kitchens, tomorrow at Vanderbilt Medical School’s Global Health Institute. Please join me if you can– I’d love it if the talk became a discussion. September 11, 2014, 6-7pm Light Hall, Room 214, 1301 Medical Center Dr, Nashville, TN 37232
Gash vii. Near Blanchard, Peligre, Haiti. May, 2014.
“Most nomads claim to ‘own’ their migration path (in Arabic Il-Rāh, ‘The Way’), but in practice they only lay claim to seasonal grazing rights. Time and space are thus dissolved around each other: a month and a stretch of road are synonymous.” Bruce Chatwin, ‘The Songlines’, section called ‘From the Notebooks’. [Read this enticing and lovely extract, by Rory Stewart, from the introduction to the 2012 Penguin Viking edition.]