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Friday, March 02, 2007

suffrage

Serialising The Suffrage of Elvira in the Trinidad Guardian--in an election year? The only thing that could be more subversive would be, well, someone founding a political party with real ideas and real principles and a real chance of winning a couple of seats....

Hold on! Somebody make a mistake! They put part of the novel on the front page by accident today--look the headline, "Jumbie chair"--about a piece of furniture in Parliament that does kill anybody who sit in it.

Wait a minute--you mean to say that's a real news story?

2 comments:

Jonathan said...

When I saw the "Jumbie chair" headline i did a double take--I thought it was the Newsday. Nice to know that the jamette of St. Vincent Street is trivialising serious news stories and promoting superstition.

And will serialising Suffrage have any real political impact? Somehow I doubt it.

ed said...

So you deliver encouraging news with the serialization, but then depress me with the Jumbie Chair headlines. Sigh. One step forward...

The thing is, this was a big story in the Express a few months back. Not only is it not news because it's stupid, it's also old not news!