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Publication Date: 5 Mar 2020
Suitable for: Primary (Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6, Year 7, Year 8)
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A collection of poems by Caribbean poets.
Mangoes and jelly coconut, poinciana and fragrant jasmine, garter snakes and speckled frogs, the music of a steel band, the smell of baking bread, the yellow laughter of the sun, girls and boys singing, dancing, skipping... These are some of the many vividly recalled memories of childhood to be found in this rich and diverse collection of Caribbean poetry.
Though many of the thirteen poets represented no longer live in the Caribbean, their voices are shot through with the rhythms and flavours of Trinidad, Guyana, Jamaica and the Bahamas. For these were the land of their birth and upbringing, where, in the evocative words of Grace Nichols and John Agard, "fireflies were shooting stars and English nursery rhymes and fairytales mingled with the tricky doings of Anancy-Spiderman."
Ode to twelve chocolate bars
Who dat girl?
Steel band jump up
The cat who could fly
Sun is laughing