Wednesday, May 14, 2014


It's easy to get bored in Gonaives. Other than our work, there isn't very much for a white person to do. There are concerts and discos and mini-cinemas but none of them are comfortable for a foreigner, particularly a young female foreigner. So we create our own entertainment.
Recently our teenagers wrote a murder mystery for an English assignment. They gave each of us a part and a basic script from which we could improvise and interact until we figured out who was guilty. I played Buzz Ov, a German bouncer at a shady Los Angeles night club. There was also a pop singer named Kylie Virus, a waitress named Megan A. Mess, a bartender named Jack Daniels, a depressed fellow named Brad Luck, and so on.
Needless to say, we took our roles very seriously.

In case you're wondering about the "I'm Irish" tattoo, it apparently happened during a long night on vacation in Dublin, but I was without a doubt German. "Vizout a doubt!"



(Many thanks to Caitin Lee for the photography on this memorable occasion.)

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