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MISS LOU LOUISE BENNET and JAMAICAN CULTURE

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MISS LOU LOUISE BENNET and JAMAICAN CULTURE by MERVYN MORRIS

Louise Bennet Coveley, “MISS LOU”, has for decades represented the ‘face’ of Jamaican culture, the essence of what it is to be Jamaican. As a poet, performer, storyteller, singer, actress, writer, broadcaster, folklore scholar and children’s television show host, she won the hearts and soul for Jamaica with her humorous yet compelling performances worldwide. It is MISS LOU, more than any other figure in Jamaica’s history, who showed that the language spoken by most Jamaicans – PATOIS or JAMAICAN CREOLE – is worthy of respect.

MERVYN MORRIS : He is Professor Emeritus of Creative Writing and West Indian Literature at the University of the West Indies, Mona. He is author of “Is English We Speaking” and other essays (1999), “Making West Indian Literature” (2005) and six books of poetry, including “I been there , sort of” (2006)

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Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 104
Published: 1st published in Jamaica, 2014 by
Publisher: Ian Randle
Dimensions (cm): 21 x 14 x 0.6
Weight (kg): 0.13

 

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