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Miss Lou: Louise Bennett and Jamaican Culture

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In Miss Lou: Louise Bennett and Jamaican Culture, Mervyn Morris traces the life of this legendary Jamaican from early beginnings through to her local and international eminence, and discusses aspects of her work.

Author: Mervyn Morris

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Miss Lou: Louise Bennett and Jamaican Culture

Louise Bennett Coverley, ‘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 hearts and souls 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.

In Miss Lou: Louise Bennett and Jamaican Culture, Mervyn Morris traces the life of this legendary Jamaican from early beginnings through to her local and international eminence, and discusses aspects of her work.

 A listing of recommended books and recordings is an added feature of this worthy biography of Miss Lou.    

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Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 8 x 5 in
ISBN:

978-976-637-866-0

Pages:

116

Binding:

Paperback

Publication Date:

April 2014

About the Author

Mervyn Morris is Professor Emeritus of Creative Writing and West Indian Literature at the University of the West Indies, Mona.  He is the 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).

Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Beginnings
Later Years
Miss Lou and Pantomime
Anancy and Miss Lou
The Poems
Aunty Roachy
Legacy
Recommended Books and Recordings
Index

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