Miss Lou (Louise Bennett) on the Jamaican Language

November 20, 2011

Louise Bennett on the Jamaican Language

Jamaica’s Dr. Louise Bennett Coverley, Miss Lou as she was affectionately called, was born in Kingston, Jamaica on 7th September, 1919. A cultural icon locally, regionally and internationally, Miss Lou was one of Jamaica’s leading comediennes and the ‘only poet who . . .really hit the truth about her society through its own language.’ (Source)

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