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Jennifer Ho, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature, weaves her personal story as a Chinese-Jamaican American around food, family and identity during her visit to Jamaica to honor her late Uncle Frank.

“Like my uncle, I strive to speak truth to power,” she writes, “to be that contrarian who looks at a different perspective and seeks a different opinion, not for the sake of being contrary but to make sure that the majority rule does not become the only voice in the room.”

The Fall 2015 issue of Carolina Arts & Sciences focuses on food, taking local and global perspectives. In addition to the video of Professor Ho cooking her childhood favorite Jamaican stew peas, there is a link to the recipe for the dish.

ALSO: The next event in the IAH’s Food and the Humanities series is the Japanese Tea Gathering, Friday, Nov. 20. While this free event is currently booked, there is a waiting list.


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