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.listclean up // Common Ground // Florida Bridge // industrial canal // Katrina // Keith Chandra McCormick // levee // lower 9th ward // memories // New Orleans // organization // recovery // St. Claude Bridge // Tennessee Street
A Ghetto Where Figs Grew The Ninth Ward is a notorious neighborhood in New Orleans. A Slate.com article about post-Katrina Ninth Ward characterizes it as “a historic black neighborhood, home to Fats Domino, abandoned by government, and the ‘murder capital of the murder capital.’” The author, Frank Ethridge, called the Ninth Ward an “impoverished neighborhood… »
BlogKIS.list9th Ward // Anne Rice // Culture // history // hurricane // injustice // Katrina // New Orleans // Race
Oaxaca, Mexico It is 4 in the morning and it is rainy season in Oaxaca. Everyday around 5 p.m. the sky opens up and it pours. Sometimes it stops. Sometimes it goes on and on until at some point in the morning you are awakened by the sound of water on your roof and you… »