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No News is Good News

Picture courtesy Mark LyndersayMy name is Annette Sirju and this month makes it four years since I’ve read a newspaper or listened to the radio or television news.

People sometimes show they are surprised when they hear my surname and then see me. But, you know, we live in a calaloo culture: everything is mixed up.

I was born in Dinsley Village. I went to Tacarigua Presbyterian Primary. I was in the first class taken in to Mucurapo Senior Comprehensive. I live in Diego Martin now.

The day I met my husband, he told me his first name was Parasuram. I was, like, “Para-rara-rara-rara-what?” So my family and all my friends and I call him, “Sirj”. My husband takes humour in all these things.

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No News is Good News

Picture courtesy Mark LyndersayMy name is Annette Sirju and this month makes it four years since I’ve read a newspaper or listened to the radio or television news.

People sometimes show they are surprised when they hear my surname and then see me. But, you know, we live in a calaloo culture: everything is mixed up.

I was born in Dinsley Village. I went to Tacarigua Presbyterian Primary. I was in the first class taken in to Mucurapo Senior Comprehensive. I live in Diego Martin now.

The day I met my husband, he told me his first name was Parasuram. I was, like, “Para-rara-rara-rara-what?” So my family and all my friends and I call him, “Sirj”. My husband takes humour in all these things.

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