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Alecia McKenzie’s Twitter Residency on the “Disco of Dub” (March 28-April 4, 2022)

Join us from March 28-April 4 for a JWIL Twitter residency by writer Alecia McKenzie. McKenzie’s residency will explore “The Disco of Dub – as in discothèque, library, discography.”

The word “disco” comes from “discothèque”/discoteca – which used to mean “a record library” before the word started being used for “nightclub”, etc. This residency will explore McKenzie’s  “discoteca” or collection of dub recordings. She will be tweeting about various recordings, while referencing her co-authored article “Dub Poetry’s Global Impact, Forty Years On” published in the  recent JWIL special issue on Dub Poetry. The posts will cover works by Linton Kwesi Johnson, Jean “Binta” Breeze, and others.

Alecia McKenzie is a Jamaican writer and editor currently based in France. She is the author of six books and has written on culture and the arts for a global news agency and various publications. Her most recent novel is A Million Aunties. She tweets at @mckenzie_ale.