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Gardening in the Tropics contains a rich Caribbean world in poems offered to readers everywhere. Olive Senior's rich vein of humour can turn wry and then sharp in satire of colour-consciousness, class-consciousness and racism. But her predominant tone is the verbal equivalent of a pair of wide-open arms.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781897178003
  • Publisher: Insomniac Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 669,042
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Olive Senior was born and brought up in Jamaica and now lives in Toronto, Canada. Her body of published work includes three books of poetry, three collections of short stories and several non-fiction works on Caribbean culture.

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Table of Contents

Gourd 7
Travellers' Tales
Meditation on Yellow 11
Hurricane Story, 1903 19
Moonshine Dolly 22
Hurricane Story, 1944 24
Cat's Cradle 28
Caribbean Basin Initiative 29
Hurricane Story, 1951 35
Illegal Immigrant 44
Stowaway 45
Meditation on Red 46
Hurricane Story, 1988 56
All Clear, 1928 57
Nature Studies
Plants 63
Starapple 65
Pineapple 66
Madam Fate 68
Fern 69
Mountain Pride 70
Sun and Moon 71
Snail 72
Guava 73
Guava/2 74
Guinep 75
Anatto and Guinep 76
Pawpaw 78
Bamboo (In Five Variations) 79
Gardening in the Tropics
Brief Lives 85
My Father's Blue Plantation 86
Finding Your Stone 87
The Knot Garden 88
The Colours of Birds 90
The Tree of Life 93
Seeing the Light 95
Amazon Women 97
Tropic Love 100
The Immovable Tenant 101
Gardening on the Run 107
Advice and Devices 111
Marassa: Divine Twins 117
Obatala: Father of Wisdom 118
Osanyin: God of Herbalism 119
Ososi: God of Hunting 120
Ogun: God of Iron 121
Shango: God of Thunder 123
Orunmilla: God of Divination 126
Babalu: Lord of the Earth 127
Oya: Goddess of the Wind 129
Olokun: God of the Deep Ocean 130
Yemoja: Mother of Waters 133
Guede: Lord of the Dead 136
Acknowledgements 139
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