Saga Boy: My Life of Blackness and Becoming

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The book starts off with the attention span of a child, reflecting the age and maturity that Antonio Downing was in the period of time he was writing about. Seeing how he uses his position as an author to start slow and paint the picture of what his life was like with his grandmother, and how much it meant to him, it was soothing and realistic. As we see Antonio grow and we see him becoming aware of the importance of his relationship with his grandmother, she passes. The story - the writing - the telling - really seemed to find itself after the death of Tony’s grandmother and his subsequent move to Canada. Perhaps this is an artefact of his being older and the memories being less speculative… the experiences being ones he truly remembered on his own? Or perhaps it was my own - unconscious - reaction to the childhood events described, how devastating they were (not that later events weren’t equally devastating…). Compelling . . .Saga Boyis an eloquent memoir about Antonio Michael Downing's experiences as an immigrant in a minority population; it centers his resilience." Lalaland London is the newest in London's food hall and will boast 11 food stands including as some press calls us "new Trinidadian specialist Saga Boy". The venue will also have four bars, regular live music and DJs, as well as a karaoke bar, a rooftop terrace and even a waterfall with palm trees. I loved being familiar with many of the settings - northern Ontario, Trout Lake in Vancouver, Scarborough, and most incredibly my hometown of Newmarket - and his vulnerability of the hard places in his life was amazing.So come discover the undiscovered flavours of the Caribbean. Once you've try it, you will wonder - how is this the first time you are having it! My old band, Jen Militia, and I would hang out and I would try to turn how we were feeling into songs. I’d sing about the gin and 7 Up we were drinking, but it was really about how we were a crew and a family. When audiences would sing along, I’d think: “My God, you can write something in your bedroom and human beings will take ownership of it?” That’s the great alchemy of being an artist. That’s me taking what’s personal, and making it universal. The book is organized into four acts. Each act references a specific time in his life and the different person he was in each of them. One of my favorite lines in Shakespeare is in Henry V. There’s a new adaptation on Netflix called The King— I don’t know if you like historical dramas, but I love that shit. Anyway, Henry is a wayward kid, the saga boy, here there and everywhere. Then his dad dies, and he becomes king. Now he has to be responsible. And Henry has this great line, that basically means: “They judge me by my younger days, but not what use I’ve made of them.” Saga Boy the book is about my younger days. The album is about the use I’ve made of them, the man I’ve become because of that journey, my healing and my celebration of that. and it's official - is open. Today is the press launch, tomorrow is special invitation and well that is service 7 days a week.

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The Queen designed my brain." is the first sentence in this four part memoir. It is a critical statement hinting at the ramifications of colonialism and the implications of it at an intimate level.

Sham's parents met and got married in the 70's. His grandparents were Hindu's and shared East Indian heritage. Pumpkin is one of my favourite food I had growing up and to this day - i STILL love it. I also wanted to bring a part of my childhood into to brand as its centred around family. As a teacher, I am often enraged when reading about the neglect and abuse of young children. It is heartbreaking when the abuse is institutional, and exponentially worse when it is within the family. This is unique as in Trinidad the meat is cooked on a high heat and pretty much boil it till it's soft.

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It's an emasculating, disempowering situation. And a Saga Boy was my grandfather's way of responding to that life. It's a toxic way of responding to it, but that was his legacy. He handed it down to my father, to me, to my brothers, like the family jewels." Instead of just giving us a lazy collection of Game Boy roms, how bout also giving us the DS remakes of these games. Translate SaGa 2 & 3 and remake SaGa 1 then bundle them with these too. Aren't anyone working at Square Enix even knows how to make games anymore? The references include Wikipedia, Cambridge Dictionary Online, Oxford English Dictionary, Webster's Dictionary 1913 and others. Details can be found in the individual articles. A memoir about growing up in the sweltering heat of Trinidad, the island patois singing in my ear. Little does our narrator know that in the short time left to him there his beloved grandmother would be arming him with the tools he'd need to survive and flourish in this life - music and storytelling. Before he became an author for one of the world’s best publishers, before he became an eclectic performer that captivated crowds across Canada, before he could quote swaths of literary passages off the cuff during interviews, Antonio Michael Downing was an overwhelmed Trinidadian boy gazing at a Canadian icicle for the first time, baffled by how it wouldn’t melt.

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Antonio Michael Downing is a musician, writer and activist who now lives in Toronto. He published his first book, the novel Molasses, in 2010. In 2017, he was named one of five writers to participate in the RBC Taylor Prize Emerging Writers Mentorship Program. invites you to come along to our soft launch on the 5|5|22 @ 5:22pm as we take this dish to new levels. Naturally #vegan, once you try it you would know why it's been Trinidad and Tobago best kept secret till now.

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In Saga Boy, Antonio Michael Downing offers expertise and experience, intellect and intimacy; this is a book that names the griefs and violences of colonialism and insists on the tentacular ways they reach into all facets of being. It is also a book about kinship, pleasure, celebration, and love. Saga Boy is the story of a remarkable life, one both relatable and not, told with intricacy. It charts the ways space and time shape people into many, discernible persons within a lifetime. Truly unforgettable.” So I did 250 hours of interviews with people who knew me from when I was a baby bump, right up to when I was writing this book. And what I learned was memory is just this thing to protect our egos. We tell ourselves a story—maybe my ex and I are each telling different stories to make ourselves look good. We believe what we want to believe, and remember things that serve our emotional intent. At 11 he finds himself in the frozen and completely foreign tundra of northern Canada in the care of a God-fearing, Aboriginal-aiding aunt, in what could barely be considered a hamlet. From that frigid introduction to Canada, Antonio Michael Downing would eventually find himself in my hometown of Kitchener Ontario. IG,” another song on my new album has my favorite hook: "I got my boxed lunch/ I got my doggie bag/I got my hard hat baby and I'm puttin’ in work!" It’s about me feeling like a kid going to school, me connecting to my inner child. I could come right out and say that, but it’s way more fun to give that vibe to you.No, it’s OK. I don’t like talking small. Her wisdom, and way of moving through the world, is her legacy to me. In the same way that she read the Psalms of David in the Bible, music was another way for her to pray.



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