Contributor: Attillah Springer

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How to win the road (march) | Backstory

Issue 149 (January/February 2018) | 0 comments
T&T’s Carnival is full of rivalries and competitions, and none is more fierce than the annual Road March battle. Mark Lyndersay traces the history of the musical title that reflects the will of masqueraders on the street — and we dare to share our picks for the top ten Road March songs from the 1930s to the present day

Word of mouth (March/April 2015)

Issue 132 (March/April 2015) | 0 comments
The politics behind Trinidad’s Good Friday bobolees, Guyana’s Rupununi Rodeo, and the wrongs and rights of Jamaica Carnival

Word of mouth (January/February 2015)

Issue 131 (January/February 2015) | 1 comment
Trinidad’s stickfighting season, a new film about the history of steel pan, and St Lucia’s week of Nobel celebrations

Illustration by James Hackett

Bishop’s girls don’t cry

Issue 82 (November/December 2006) | 9 comments
At the end of a love affair, Attillah Springer wonders whether Bishop’s girls can really have tabanca. Blame it on her alma mater . . .

Lesley Ann Noel. Photograph by Shirley Bahadur

Lesley Ann Noel: keeping it chic

Issue 82 (November/December 2006) | 0 comments
Trinidadian Lesley Ann Noel creates ethnic lifestyle chic with sustainable designs from around the world

Carifesta IX: celebrating ourselves

Issue 81 (September/October 2006) | 0 comments
In late September, Trinidad and Tobago will host the ninth Caribbean Festival of Arts and Culture, Carifesta IX

Masman: Peter Minshall

Issue 79 (May/June 2006) | 1 comment
Peter Minshall has been one of the most controversial and influential Trinidadian artists of the last thirty years

Have her cake and eat it

Issue 76 (November/December 2005) | 0 comments
Attillah Springer on the world’s best black cake — her granny’s

Meggie 101

Issue 67 (May/June 2004) | 0 comments
What is a meggie? Attillah Springer explains

Illustration by Shalini Seereeram

Azonto Lessons

Issue 123 (September/October 2013) | 0 comments
It’s Trinidadian writer Attillah Springer’s first time in Ghana. Why does it feel so familiar?