Grace Nichols

(b. 1950)

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(1950– ),

poet, born in British Guiana (now Guyana), resident in London since 1977. Her first collection of poetry, I is a Long‐Memoried Woman (1983), demonstrated her gift for blending Caribbean Creole and Standard English, and helped to illustrate the literary qualities of Creole for exploring Caribbean history, folklore, and myth. She has done this consistently in all her work including The Fat Black Woman's Poems (1984), Lazy Thoughts of a Lazy Woman (1989) and Sunrise (1996). She has also published Whole of a Morning Sky (1986), a novel.

Subjects: Literature.

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