Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica: Remembering ancestors

At The Pan Collective, Trinidadian Attillah Springer describes the Ifa ancestral ceremony held yesterday on the third anniversary of her grandmother's death. “We sang for her. Cooked her favourite foods. Cried a bit and missed her dry humour terribly. And in the end the Iya cast the obi. The offering is accepted.” And rain lilies blooming on his lawn remind Geoffrey Philp of the time his late father gave him a flower at his house in Jamaica. “The old devil laughed. And all I could do was laugh and tell him that I loved him.”

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