A fantastically humorous collection of monologues in prose by the authority on Jamaican folklore - the Hon. Louise Bennett Coverley, O.M., O.J., M.B.E., Hon. D.Litt. - affectionately called 'Miss Lou'. An ideal purchase for Jamaicans longing for a piece of home as well as everyone interested in Jamaica's literary culture; this book raises issues such as the significance of race, class and gender; Jamaican folk culture and the problems caused by laziness, inefficiency and gossip. Miss Lou presents these issues with remarkable humor and exceptional skill. Throughout her monologues, she offers lively support of positive values such as love and respect for other people and the recognition of good in the Jamaican culture. The monologues are easy to read, complete with an extensive Glossary and sprinkled with timely Jamaican proverbs. Each piece provides unique and valuable insights into the Jamaican culture and the essence of what it means to be Jamaican. You want this book!
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