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.listAlice Smith // Drão // gilberto gil // Lorna Simpson // mastery // music
Photo by Larry Rohter/The New York Times Last month I had the pleasure of catching Gilberto Gil in concert at Carnegie Hall. Now, Carnegie Hall has 2,804 seats. Gilberto Gil, in the August of his career strolls out to a full house and sits on a diamond shaped, raised platform surrounded by a glass of… »
BlogKIS.listafoxe // angola // Bahia // beauty // blackness // capoeira // cultural conflict // Culture // filhos de ghandy // Fort Santo Antonio // gender // gilberto gil // hiking // Ile Aiye // Lencois // life in the tropics // nature // regional // roda // Salvador // sexual tourism // tourism // travel
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… »