LettersToLizzie#16 We IS Trini

Permission pls, yuh Majesty, to mash up yuh language, to break up the Queen’s English ’cause We IS Trini. True, it would be another 50 years before your Great Britain would understand how We, the many, can become a singular Trini verb. We is Trini, free to write and sing in we own diverse idioms. In fifty years, Lizzie, we would be helping you to become one; we will show you, how, out of many disparate people, you too can create one nation, because We IS Trini, Lizzie. I hoist meh national flag to you ….details of the feting and the liming in Letters to Lizzzie coming to a bookshop near you, soon…https://sites.google.com/site/krisrampersadglobal/home/about-me/books krisrampersadglobal books

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  1. Yuh know in a review of my new book LiTTscapes – Landscapes of Fiction from Trinidad and Tobago I deliberately described the Laventille Hills in the singular tense as The Hills IS metaphor and meant exactly that, but a reviewer of the book – a vvey good review it was too generallty though, too liberties to 'correct' the grammar and in quoting it said The Hills are …. I still believe as I meant it the Hills IS ….. just as We IS Trini ….

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