All Blog Posts Tagged 'Antigua' (3)

Not the Same Old Carnival

It’s probably a bit of a cliché by now - a Caribbean novel with scenes of Carnival - but Carnival was such an important part of my childhood, and especially of summer, that it’s bound to sneak in when I'm writing about summer in Antigua. If you come to Antigua between the months of June and early August, you'll find that much of the radio talk, music, and energy there are directed at Carnival. Well, Carnival and politics - but once you begin to understand the lingo, you’ll understand that…


Added by Joanne C. Hillhouse on May 31, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Our Va-jay-jays know how to Dance

I’m returning this year to the Vagina Monologues, the Antigua and Barbuda edition. It’s a bit like coming home. I was a part of the first local staging of the Eve Ensler play back in 2008. My piece then was the bold Reclaiming Cunt; a strong, sexy, affirming piece. I returned to the production (or rather its local companion When a Woman Moans) in 2010, doing two rather somber pieces; one section of my own Mothers’ Lament and the story of a woman mourning her lost love while standing at his…


Added by Joanne C. Hillhouse on May 21, 2012 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Writing Off the Map

by Joanne C. Hillhouse


(This was originally posted at


Somewhere between Little Women, Jane Eyre, Are You There God, it’s me Margaret?, The Last of Eden and any…


Added by Joanne C. Hillhouse on May 5, 2011 at 10:31pm — No Comments

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