Black, Green, and Gold

For D255: Environmental Humanities and Global Health, taught by Prof. Kimberly Theidon and GAIA PhD candidate Dipali Anumol, Lee-Ann Sims (MALD ’22) pens a series of poems reflecting on her mother’s motherland, Jamaica, and themes of environmental humanities, colonialism, and exploitation. Click the link below to download her finale!

For my finale project I wanted to talk about Jamaica, the country my mother is from and a place I spent a lot of time growing up. Throughout this semester as we talked about environmental humanities and global health my mind always drifted back to what I see as the exploitation of the island through tourism. The following works are commentaries on environmental humanities in Jamaica.

Lee-Ann Sims