A Kwanzaa Gift
I saw Chiraq 3 times. The 1st time with a friend & the 2nd & 3rd times with my granddaughters, Nyasha & her male friend &, then Kiara…a Kwanzaa gift to each. Both grands wanted to see it but because they both had just gotten their 1st apartment, neither could afford the movie.
They both liked it for different reasons & I enjoyed it even the more because Spike Lee crammed it with historical truths to include the African woman, Lehman Gbowee who led women to end the Liberian civil war via a sex strike. In 2011, she won the Nobel Prize for organizing the successful strike.
My oldest grand, by 6 mos, said, Lee was smart to use rhyme to interest her generation. I was amazed, everything!!! rhymed… everything… really speaks to our genius.
After the movie, the oldest & I ate at the Match Box at Eastern Market. I don’t know if it’s Black owned but most of the young waiters & waitresses are Black & most of the chefs appeared to be Latino. The other granddaughter & I ate same place earlier.