Anakana Schofield – Author of Martin John and Malarky

Civic Boosterism – a critical observation

In the area of civic boosterism there are emerging categories with population:

-the blind booster.

-the cheerleading booster.

– the “if it sounds like the title of a Michael Jackson song it may well be” booster.

– the “because he told me to say it and I want to be/sound like him” booster.

– the “I wanna belong and there is nothing to belong to right now except this” booster.

There are however few applicants for following more uncomfortable and original categories:

– the street level “jouster” on horseback booster.

– the picking up rubbish and clearing the blocked drains booster.

– the parrot on my shoulder who is digging his claws into my neck has been taught to say the name of the place in three languages booster.

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