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Blog Posts by Subject: Caribbean literature

"Paroles de Femmes" is French for "Words of Women"

What could be more gratifying than a talented group of performers that can deliver a laudable show! Well, that is precisely what we saw on March 27 at the Mid-Manhattan Library in the program Paroles de Femmes, Femmes de Paroles, honoring Haitian Women Writers.Read More ›

Reclaiming My West Indian Roots, with Poetry

As a young girl growing up in Jamaica — and later in Brooklyn, NY — I often heard the poetry of Louise Bennett (Jamaicans affectionately call her "Miss Lou") permeate the air. One of my earliest recollections of Miss Lou’s lyricism was hearing the term mout amassi (big mouth). The term comes from the title of one of her most popular poems about a young lady, Liza, who loves to gossip and chat.

To be called a "mout amassi" 

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