Kiini Ibura Salaam is a writer, painter, and traveler from New Orleans, Louisiana. The middle child of five, she grew up in a hardscrabble neighborhood with oak and fig trees, locusts and mosquitoes, cousins and neighbors. Kiini's work delves into spheres of human liberation, human connection, and evolution. She employs speculative fiction, erotica, and creative nonfiction to take readers through mind-bending journeys into the transcendent, the sensual, the mystical, and the fantastic.
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Salvador, Bahia Brazil I’m not a person who “keeps house,” but here, as in many warm places, the necessities for cleaning are multiplied. With so many openings to the homes—balconies, wall openings for ventilation, windows without screens—dirt easily comes in and settles on the floor. Floors need to be swept almost daily. With the presence… »
BlogKIS.listafoxe // Bahia // beach food // blackness // bloco // body image // Brazil // bus travel // carnival // Cidade Baixa // crowds // cultural conflict // Culture // Ile Aiye // images of beauty // immigration // international // Ladeira // Mercado Modelo // Olodum // Pelourinho // prostitution // Race // Santo Antonio // self hatred // sexual tourism // street children // tourism // travel // trucks // violence
Salvador, Bahia Brazil [The doorbell just rang. Went to the balcony and a woman was below with her child. She asked about the woman—the rasta, as she calls her—who used to live here. The rasta used to give her food for her and her family. I told her she wasn’t here, she asked me for… »