WATERWAY

Maafa – the Catastrophe part I

Waterway

It was easy enough to make the correlation between water and the known  history of slavery:

Boats, profit, a route

Dispensable, exploitable human life; a deep, silent graveyard; a rolling, opaque route

An immense, silver grey horizon, marking first an uncertain future and then a disappeared past.

A fragile, mutable connection between origin and orphan.

“Waterway” emerged from this understanding applied to an assignment for a school publication. Emaciated men chained together, hover beneath frothy waves – the bodies (evidence) that won’t go away. Nearly eradicated rust-and-blood coloured arrows map out a ‘way’ from there, to here . . . and here and here and here. . . and back again?

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