Jamaican Poets: Jamaican Dub Poets, Una Marson, Claude McKay, Roger Mais, Lindsay Barrett, Oku Onuora, Louise Bennett-Coverley, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Ralph Thompson, Yasus Afari, Kwame Dawes, M. G. Smith, Dub Poetry, Andrew Salkey, D'bi Young

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General Books LLC, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 26 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 25. Chapters: Jamaican dub poets, Una Marson, Claude McKay, Roger Mais, Lindsay Barrett, Oku Onuora, Louise Bennett-Coverley, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Ralph Thompson, Yasus Afari, Kwame Dawes, M. G. Smith, Dub poetry, Andrew Salkey, D'bi Young, Pamela Mordecai, Jean "Binta" Breeze, Kei Miller, Afua Cooper, Lillian Allen, No-Maddz, Lorna Goodison, No-Maddz ...(Shepherd, Creary, Gordon and Peart), Olive Senior, Mikey Smith, Ahdri Zhina Mandiela, Geoffrey Philp, Honor Ford-Smith, Mutabaruka, Mervyn Morris, Dennis Scott, Edward Baugh, John Figueroa, Brian Meeks, A. L. Hendriks, Thomas MacDermot, Lester Afflick, Kim Robinson-Walcott. Excerpt: Una Maud Victoria Marson (5 May 1905 - 1965) was a Jamaican feminist, activist and writer, producing poems, plays and programmes for the BBC. Marson traveled to London in 1932 and worked for the BBC during World War II. Una Marson was born on February 6, 1905, in Santa Cruz, Jamaica, in the parish of St. Elizabeth. She was the youngest of six children of Reverend Soloman Isaac, a Baptist parson, and Ada Marson. Una had a middle class upbringing and was very close to her father, who influenced some of her father-like characters in her later works. As a child before going to school she was an avid reader of available literature, which at the time was mostly English classical literature. At the age of 10, she was enrolled in Hampton High, a girl's boarding school in Jamaica of which her father was on the board of trustees. However, that same year, Reverend Isaac died, leaving the family with financial problems, so the family moved to Kingston, Jamaica. Una finished school at Hampton High, but did not go on to a college education. After she left from Hampton, she found work in Kingston as a volunteer social worker and used the secretarial skills, such as stenography, she had learned in school. In 1926, ...

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