A brother held at gunpoint, a mother paralyzed at her son's encounter with authority, and citizens in battle with the police and military are among the deeply disturbing and moving images rendered in this unflinching collection of poetry about contemporary Jamaica. Journalistic detail and poetic reflection explore what enables Jamaicans to seek out the ties of love, friendship, and family in the face of personal and national hardship. The beautiful landscape and endurance of the Jamaican people are vividly described in this engaging collection from a rising Caribbean poet.
|Publisher:||Peepal Tree Press Ltd.|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.30(d)|
About the Author
Delores Gauntlett is the author of Freeing her Hands to Clap, winner of the 2000 National Book Development Council/Una Marson Biannual Award. She has contributed to The Caribbean Writer and Sisters of Caliban Anthology.