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Balancing acts of respect
off an intense and highly successful
run as part of April s Bocas Lit Fest
at the National Library in Port-of-
Jean-Claude Cournand, the
founder of the Two Cents Move-
ment, a spoken-word organisation,
created the Bocas Poetry Slam com-
petition this year.
The 24-year-old psychology major
told the T&T Guardian it could have
been a very easy slide for him into
violent crime but there were a num-
ber of factors that intervened,
whether by coincidence or design,
that changed his course.
Cournand grew up in four differ-
ent areas along the East-West Cor-
ridor, but most of his early years
were spent in Macoya and Trincity.
He said on reflection his formative
years could have led him in a direc-
tion far away from the success of
his spoken-word concept.
Different paths, similar lives
While these four men have dif-
ferent lives and never met, the stories
they shared spoke to several key fac-
tors that they believe saw them
developing similar mindsets.
Alfred said, "I remember that my
father was always asking me to prove
why I should receive something that
I asked for, so I made sure my report
card would always look good before
I got what I wanted.
" All right, he d usually say, and
then he would ask me to explain
why I deserved it, and then he and
my mother would ask me to prove
it."But when asked about the others
he grew up with, Alfred painted an
intricate picture of what he describes
as unusual balancing acts of unspo-
ken agreements and understanding
"My father was well known in the
community in sport when I was
growing up, he d constantly be tak-
ing a sweat with some of the same
fellas that it was known were violent
criminals, but there was an under-
standing on their part that my dad
was not going to be involved in what
they were doing and neither should
his children be recruited into that.
So the family was left alone."
He said many of the people he
grew up with eventually did get
involved in criminal activity but they
weren t going to risk breaking that
unspoken agreement when it came
"And that s the odd thing: my
father was respected, and it was
never out of fear. I mean, look, here s
the strange thing too, eh, many of
these people I grew up with are good
"But there were so many things
that eventually led to them going
where they ended up and when you
talk to these fellas, they are actually
nice people," Alfred said.
"I mean, yeah, the idea is that
everybody from Morvant bad, but
not everyone so.
"Even these same fellas who
involved in thing, they, I mean, some
of them, when you talk to them,
they are talented in so many ways
you won t believe."
The avenues for support and nur-
turing of these talents were absent,
he said, but their eventual descent
has not erased their innate skills.
"Some of these people I know are
so good at math and accounting---
and I mean I guess they have to be,
given the business that they in," he
joked, "that they should be trained
"Frankly my opinion is that given
the chance, they would develop."
Tomorrow: What makes the
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"And that's the odd thing: my father was respected, and
it was never out of fear. I mean, look, here's the strange
thing too, eh, many of these people I grew up with are
good people inside.
But there were so many things that eventually led to
them going where they ended up and when you talk to
these fellas, they are actually nice people."
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