JubilationJubilation: Poems Celebrating 50 years of Jamaican Independence.

In Jubilation!, over fifty contemporary Jamaican poets reflect in complex, nuanced, outspoken, meditative, humorous and outrageous ways upon the historical and existential moment of Jamaican independence from Britain and the years that have followed. A majority of the poems were written for this anthology and are previously unpublished.

Edited by Kwame Dawes, the collection includes the work of, among others, Opal Palmer Adisa, Lillian Allen, Edward Baugh, Jean “Binta” Breeze, Frances Coke, Christine Craig, Kwame Dawes, Delores Gauntlett, Lorna Goodison, Jean Goulbourne, Millicent Graham, Sally Henzell, Ishion Hutchinson, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Evan Jones, Easton Lee, Ann-Margaret Lim, Rachel Manley, Mbala, Shara McCallum, Earl McKenzie, Kei Miller, Pamela Mordecai, Mervyn Morris, Mutabaruku, Geoffrey Philp, Velma Pollard, Heather Royes, Olive Senior, Tanya Shirley, A-dZiko Simba, Fabian Thomas, Ralph Thompson, Donna Aza Weir-Soley, d’bi.young.

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Review by Tanya Batson-Savage at SUSUMBA

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