Jamaican Writers: A Chat with Louise Bennett (1992)

INTERVIEW: A Chat with Louise Bennett (1992) Caribbean Writer Volume 12 - Lilieth Lejo Bailey Louise Bennett, a Jamaican folk poet and performer, has been instrumental in giving "voice" to the intellectual and cultural identities of the Jamaican peasantry. In using her art to record the life of ordinary Jamaicans, Louse Bennett has been recognized … Continue reading Jamaican Writers: A Chat with Louise Bennett (1992)

Jamaican Poetry: Dry-Foot Bwoy by Miss Lou

Dry-Foot Bwoy by Miss LouWha wrong wid Mary dry-foot bwoy?Dem gal got him fi mock,An when me meet him tarra nightDe bwoy gi me a shock!Me tell him seh him auntie anHim cousin dem sen howdyAn ask him how him getting awn.Him seh, 'Oh, jolley,jolleyl'Me start fi feel so sorry fiDe po bad-lucky soul,Me tink … Continue reading Jamaican Poetry: Dry-Foot Bwoy by Miss Lou