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Star Apple and Avocado Green

Star Apple Blue and Avocado Green

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Poems by Paulette A. Ramsay

Star Apple Blue and Avocado Green is a stirring collection of poetry paying tribute to the greatest attributes of life’s journey from a Caribbean, moreso Jamaican, perspective

Author: Paulette A. Ramsay

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Much of the appeal of these poems is that of a keenly observant eye and a quietly-toned, easy voice, working with wry humour, sometimes a satiric edge, as they revise taken-for-granted positions.  These qualities work most memorably in the poems that speak for women, their point of view and self-affirmation, a strength passed down through generations.  In some of the poems, the central idea is grounded in details that memorably evoke Jamaican folk-customs and lifestyle.

Edward Baugh

Professor Emeritus, University of the West Indies, Mona

 

A celebration of Caribbean voice, lore and landscape, Ramsay’s poems run a wide gamut of emotions and experiences; populated mostly by women, they weave a lyrical tapestry of compelling tales about love, loss and triumphs.

Carol Bailey, PhD

Assistant Professor, Westfield State University

 

Star Apple Blue and Avocado Green is a stirring collection of poetry paying tribute to the greatest attributes of life’s journey from a Caribbean, moreso Jamaican, perspective. Divided into 4 sections – Closing Doors, Speaking in Halves, Mama’s Handbag and Caribbean Global – the 62 poems in this collection call to mind the experiences of us all.

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 8 x 5 in
ISBN:

978-976-637-918-6

Pages:

102

Binding:

Paperback

Publication Date:

July 2016

About the Author

Paulette A. Ramsay is a senior lecturer and head of the department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of the West Indies, Mona. The author of critically acclaimed Aunt Jen (2002), Paulette has also written, co-authored and edited several other books in both English and Spanish.

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