“Dieu est mon pilote à Tanqueray” is a short story about a young man named Lemuel and his journey from Haiti to South Florida. As Lemuel prepares for the trip, the ship's captain shows him the sail that is made out of material from a discarded billboard. On the sail is a handsome black man in a pin-striped suit. He is shown holding a glass, with a huge green bottle and the words “Ready to Tanqueray?” in the background. “This is how we will live when we get to Florida,” the captain assures Lemuel, but the journey to Florida is the farthest thing from luxurious.
Andrea E. Shaw; Dieu est mon pilote à Tanqueray. Small Axe 1 July 2011; 15 (2 (35)): 154–163. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/07990537-1334140
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