I Is a Long Memoried Woman by Grace Nichols

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I Is a Long Memoried Woman by Grace Nichols

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Commonwealth Poetry Prize Winner 1983, first published in 1985 to international acclaim and winner of the Commonwealth Poe-ft!) Prize for that year, the first Caribbean female poet to have done so, this book has now become a Modern Classic, the subject of many theses around the world, anthologised in 40 collections in Australia, Britain, Canada, Ghana, New Zealand, Nigeria, South Africa, USA, Venezuela among others. it has been made into a Channel 4 film and a BBC Radio play, held at the National Sound 'Archives and is a GCSE literature option in the UK. Nichols charts the emotional and spiritual development of an unnamed African-Caribbean woman who recalls multivisioned memory of the slave trade, of European cruelty, of African corn-064 of rape, of infanticide, of back-breaking plantation work, of sensuality and sexuality, of self-pride in woman/motherhood, of a reawakened and recommitted consciousness of direction, purpose and destiny. '
New Society: '...unleashes the potential power of language to effect transformation...'
Time Out:  `Full of mystery and power, the secret life of a woman forced brutally from her homeland...'

ISBN: 9780907015673 

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