I Is A Long-memoried Woman

by Grace Nichols

I Is A Long-memoried Woman

  • ISBN-13: 9780907015673
  • Author(s): Grace Nichols
  • Subject: Black & Asian studies
  • Publisher: Karnak House
  • Imprint: Karnak House
  • Publication Date: 01-12-1999
  • Format: p/b

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First published in 1983 to gain the distinction of being the first book of poetry written by a Caribbean woman to have won the Commonwealth Poetry Prize, it has since become a modern classic. Rightly proclaimed a significant narrative of the African Caribbean woman in proclaiming the recovery of her memory, the book celebrates and evokes memories of the triangular trade in enslavement from the African continent to the cane plantations of the Caribbean through the voice of an unnamed African woman.
About the book

First published in 1983 to gain the distinction of being the first book of poetry written by a Caribbean woman to have won the Commonwealth Poetry Prize, it has since become a modern classic. Rightly proclaimed a significant narrative of the African Caribbean woman in proclaiming the recovery of her memory, the book celebrates and evokes memories of the triangular trade in enslavement from the African continent to the cane plantations of the Caribbean through the voice of an unnamed African woman.