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Model: WI8598
ISBN: 9789766379186
Authors: RAMSAY, PAULETTE
Publishers: IAN RANDLE
Price: $1,500.00JMD
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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 22 September, 2016.
Reviews
Much of the appeal of these poems is that of a keenly observant eye and a quietly-toned, easy voice, working with wry humor, 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.