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Miss Lou: Louise Bennett and Jamaican Culture

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by Mervyn Morris
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Miss Lou: Louise Bennett and Jamaican Culture by Mervyn Morris

The career of Louise Bennett ('Miss Lou') is an essential component in any reckoning of Jamaican culture. This book offers a brief account of her life (1919-2006): a story of challenges and blessings, of a journey towards national and international acclaim. It draws on a variety of sources, including interviews, archives, academic theses, documentary projects, recorded performances and Louise Bennett's own writings. It also offers an assessment of Miss Lou's contribution to the arts. She was a key figure in the transformation of the Little Theatre Movement pantomime; a generous, well trained actor; an expert creator of Anancy stories; a television personality regularly engaging with children; a distinctive radio commentator; a laughing poet evaluating attitudes, sometimes with complex irony. Miss Lou used Standard English comfortably in many contexts, and did not wish the country rid of it; but she chose in most of her creative work to employ the language most Jamaicans speak. Her ...

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Pages: 126
Size: 2.4 MB
Publisher: Signal Books
Date published:   2014
ISBN: 9781909930117 (DRM-EPUB)

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Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography > People of Color
Nonfiction > Literary Collections > Caribbean & Latin American
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