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Our Time Is Now

The story of how industrial waste was transformed into the only acoustic instrument to be invented in the 20th century is told in Our Time is Now, a collection of essays by nonagenarian writer Cy Grant. That instrument is the steelpan, made from discarded oil drums in Trinidad after World War ll, whose musicology Grant … Continue reading

Our Time Is Now
Reviews

Our Time Is Now

The story of how industrial waste was transformed into the only acoustic instrument to be invented in the 20th century is told in Our Time is Now, a collection of essays by nonagenarian writer Cy Grant. That instrument is the steelpan, made from discarded oil drums in Trinidad after World War ll, whose musicology Grant … Continue reading

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Black Like Me

When John Howard Griffin’s account of his journey through America’s Deep South was first published in 1961 it caused a sensation, not just for its expose of racism there but for the fact that Griffin was a white writer who had disguised himself as black. Using a mixture of sun lamps, medication and make-up to … Continue reading