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.
BlogKIS.listCivil Rights // desegregation // discrimination // documentary // New Orleans // Plessy vs. Ferguson // Race // Reconstruction // Supreme Court // Treme
Tribeca Film Festival New York, NY There are certain elements of the human experience that define our awareness. These “accidents” of birth hold immense power over our beliefs, understandings, and interests. Some of the factors that define us, like gender, are genetically determined. Others, like poverty, are determined by sociology and family membership. Still others,… »
BlogKIS.listA Small Place // documentary // economics // farmers // Free Zones // IMF // inequality // international // Jamaica // Jamaica Kincaid // Kiini Ibura Salaam // KIS.list // Life and Debt // racism // tourism // Zona Libre
The Screening Room Downtown Manhattan I don’t read newspapers, watch the news or read books about various forms of oppression. I choose instead to grapple with the issues I confront daily on the street or in my travels, which are enough to occupy my mind, attention and compassion for extremely long stretches of time…. »