The magazine DO KRE I S is a space for dialogue and exchange between the creolophone countries and regions of the world. It offers the possibility for the readers to learn and enjoy the cultural diversity of these communities. It gathers as much literary and artistic creations as critical reflections on the mechanisms of cohesion such as art, litterature and language. The first magazine, Vwayaj (Travel), was launched in October 2017 during the first edition of the Creole Cultures Gatherings.
CareOf Publishing is very happy to have contributed to this new issue and nurtures this long term partnership with pride.
This new issue, on the theme of Mirror - Miwa, proposes to the readers many diverses contributions. It approaches the Mirror on several angles articulated around topics: "DO", "KRE", "I", "S". Thus, the "DO" part concerns the authors who are inspired by the this theme of the mirror, as a vector to discover their own artistic path, their own mythological representation, their reflection on primitive painting and everyday reality. In the series of the "KRE", the aspect of the mirror invests the creation as a perceptive and poetic expression of cultural and sociological realities of the creolophone countries. The "I" presents personalities and places in the artistic and literary world, like the Haitian singer Emeline Michel or the Kaw willage, a misterious place in Guyane which story is full of musics and temperance. And, to finish, the "S" part invits the readers to appreciate certain didactic and structural aspects of the Haitian creole.
Here are a whole series of discourses which reflect, with the mirror as a prism, the ardent constellation of cultures. It is here a means to recognise a certain similitude in the other, along with a capacity to build from our own sensibility. It is then up to precise our way to reinterpret our cultural values under a double face: authenticity and alterity. We need above all our differences, claim our culture as a legacy of the world, and fly in the face of our private appropriation and proclaim, not without a bit of ostentation, that the Creole foreshadows one of the future of our world.