Ah Who Dat? Episode 1 – British-Guyanese Journalist Carinya Sharples
One of my favorite ways to pass the time is in conversation with interesting people. Exploring new ideas, laughing and learning while each of us shares our unique experiences with the other. In my journey with RACA I’ve had the opportunity to meet and converse with many cool and interesting people in the Caribbean diaspora. And now I want to share those conversations with you in my newest project, Ah Who Dat?
Hosted by myself, Ah Who Dat? is a bi-monthly conversation with various members of the Caribbean diaspora. From the arts and technology to science and social justice issues, we speak with those who are making moves in the Caribbean and beyond.
On our first episode I sit with Carinya Sharples, a British-Guyanese journalist who temporarily relocated to Guyana to work on her oral history project Guyana50. We chat about her travels around Guyana as she records the memories of those who lived in Guyana before independence, what Caribbean identity means for those who were born, raised and live outside of the region and more.
Take a listen and let me know what you think. For more information on Carinya and her work, check out her blog on her time in Guyana, Humming of the Bird (which just won the Guyana Cultural Association of New York’s Godfrey Chin Prize for Heritage Journalism). Her Guyanese oral history project Guyana50, and her freelance work with the BBC, The Guardian, The Pavement and more. You can also reach on Twitter: @carinyasharples