Poet, performer, storyteller, singer, actress, writer, broadcaster, folklore scholar and children’s television show host are a few of the titles Louise Bennett Coverley, ‘Miss Lou’, held during her illustrious career.
Her biography is presented for the first time in a new book, Miss Lou: Louise Bennett and Jamaican Culture, by well-known Jamaican Poet, Mervyn Morris, who traces the life of this legendary Jamaican from early beginnings through to her local and international eminence, and discusses aspects of her work.
Offered in Paperback, the book is brief and affordable and captures the life of a woman whose actions and life’s work instilled pride in Jamaicans in their language and culture. The book will be available in bookshops island-wide at the end of April.
Miss Lou is published by Ian Randle Publishers who also recently published Remembering Peter Tosh, a short biography the reggae legend. Mervyn Morris is Professor Emeritus of Creative Writing and West Indian Literature at the University of the West Indies. He is the author of Is English We Speaking (1999), Making West Indian Literature (2005) and six books of poetry including I been there, sort of (2006).