James Berry
Jamaica
1926-
 
 

Biography

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Biography

James Berry was born in Jamaica, but emigrated to London.  Here he worked for the International Telegraphs Department of the post office until he received the C. Day Lewis Fellowship award.  After receiving the award Berry quit the job and became a full time writer.  His works demonstrate how the Jamaican language the Caribbean culture should be preserved.

Works

  •  Blue Foot Traveler (1976)
  • Fractured Circles (1979)
  • Lucy’s Letters and Loving (1982)
  • News for Babylon:  The Chatto Book of Westindian-British Poetry (1984)
  • Chain of Days (1985)
  • A Thief in the Village and Other Stories (1988)
  • Anancy-Spiderman (1988)
  • When I Dance (1988)
  • Rough Sketch Beginning (1996)
  • Hot Earth Cold Earth (1996)
  • Everywhere Faces Everywhere (1997)
  • First Palm Trees:  An Anancy Spiderman Story (1997)


Links

Biography of Neil Bissoondath

http://encarta.msn.com/find/concise.asp?ti=0AE33000

More Links

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/archive/windrush/essay03.shtml

 

 


Send questions or comments about the Web site to Dr. Seodial Deena
East Carolina University, Department of English, Multicultural Literature Program.