Author(s): John Agard
A collection of poetry that evokes the experience of living in the Caribbean - and of leaving for other lands. It conjures up the sights and sounds, tastes and tales of the Caribbean; the experience of living there - and of leaving for other lands. It contains more than fifty poems by over thirty poets.
"Visually and verbally, this is a stunning collection of Caribbean poetry. The book has great potential for many different classroom uses." (The Bookseller) "...transports its readers to the exotic New World, caught in exquisite illustrations as well as words." (The Herald)"
John Agard and Grace Nichols were brought up in Guyana and moved to Britain in 1977. Both are well-known writers and performers of poetry. Their poetry collections for Walker are A Caribbean Dozen (9781406334593) and From Mouth to Mouth (9780744583830) and a new collection of nonsense poems from all around the world, Pumpkin Grumpkin. John and Grace live in Sussex. With black and white illustrations by Cathie Felstead, Jane Ray, Christopher Corr, Satoshi Kitamura and Sara Fanelli.