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Jubilation! Poems Celebrating 50 Years of Jamaican Independence

Authors: Kwame Dawes

Published by Peepal Tree Press

ISBN: 9781845232047

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In Jubilation!, over fifty contemporary Jamaican poets reflect in complex, outspoken, meditative, humorous and outrageous ways on Jamaican independence from Britain and the years that followed.

The anthology includes work from the best-known poets of the last fifty years, as well as some of the new and exciting voices in Jamaican poetry today. The authors featured include the work of, among others, Opal Palmer Adisa, Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze, Kwame Dawes, Ann-Margaret Lim, Rachel Manley, Shara McCallum, Mervyn Morris, Velma Pollard and Ralph Thompson.

Kwame Dawes is the author of over thirty books, and is widely recognised as one of the Caribbean’s leading writers. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Musgrave Silver Medal, the Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award 2012 and, most recently, a Guggenheim Fellowship. His latest poetry book is Wheels (2011), and he recently edited Red: Contemporary Black British Poetry (2010) and A Bloom of Stones: A Trilingual Anthology of Haitian Poems After the Earthquake (2012), all published by Peepal Tree Press.

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