Thursday, August 03, 2017

Courtland Milloy's Washington Post column on Bloomingdale's Natalie Hopkinson

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In Guyana, a writer finds new inspiration for speaking out at home

By Courtland Milloy By Courtland Milloy Columnist

For nearly 20 years, writer Natalie Hopkinson has penned blistering critiques about gentrification in the District. Now, Hopkinson, who teaches media and culture at Howard University, has turned her critical eye to Guyana, where her parents were born.

It was there that the former Washington Post reporter found inspiration in the stories of dissident artists — six of whom are profiled in her soon-to-be-published book, “A Mouth Is Always Muzzled.” The title comes from a poem by Martin Carter about how the need for food, among other essentials, will keep people from speaking out if it means risking liberty or livelihood.

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