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A Caribbean dozen
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A Caribbean dozen: poems from thirteen Caribbean poets

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781406392852

Publication Date: 5 Mar 2020

Subject: Poetry

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.

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Summary

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."

Contents

Introduction
Valerie Bloom
Water everywhere
Chicken dinner
Lucky me
Ode to twelve chocolate bars
Who dat girl?
Faustin Charles
Green jewels
The runner
Steel band jump up
The cat who could fly
Brazilian footballer
Grace Nichols
For Dilberta
For forest
Ar-a-Rat
Sun is laughing

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Category
JNF
Subject
Poetry
Dewey
821.008
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None
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Pub. date
5 Mar 2020
Edition
New Cover Reprint
ISBN
9781406392852
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Paperback
Pages
110
Width
129mm
Height
198mm
Weight
109g
Index
Yes
Contents page
Yes
VAT-able amount
0%
Author attributes
BAME
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