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Hateful Rumors

La Flor Panameña Bakery, an icon
in Calidonia, is still there, as ever, a
cultural fixture a few steps down from
my old primary school.

As I walked out of school I was already formulating what I was going to tell my grandmother and my aunts at home as to why I had been suspended from school on the very first day of classes. Feeling really bad at how easy it was becoming for me to get pegged at school as a troublemaker for God knows what childhood prank I felt sure that I wouldn’t escape a whipping from youngest Aunt who was ever ready to mistreat me at the slightest provocation. Continue reading