Nicolette Bethel is the author of Essays on Life in the Nassau Guardian Weekender, and currently serves as director of culture for the Bahamas government. She is a social anthropologist, a writer and researcher in the fields of Bahamian national identity and Junkanoo. Her plays have been produced locally, and her fiction and poetry have appeared in various collections. In her spare time she teaches English, Cultural Studies and Anthropology at the College of The Bahamas. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.