Louise Bennett Coverley, ‘Miss Lou’, has for decades represented the ‘face’ of Jamaican culture, the essence of what it is to be Jamaican. As a poet, performer, storyteller, singer, actress, writer, broadcaster, folklore scholar and children’s television show host, she won hearts and souls for Jamaica with her humorous yet compelling performances worldwide.
It is Miss Lou, more than any other figure in Jamaica’s history, who showed that the
language spoken by most Jamaicans – patois or
In Miss Lou: Louise Bennett and Jamaican Culture, Mervyn Morris traces the life of this legendary Jamaican from early beginnings through to her local and international eminence, and discusses aspects
of her work.
A listing of recommended books and recordings is an added feature of this
worthy biography of Miss Lou.