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Bougainvillea Ringplay

Written by Dr. Marjorie Jones for n/a on no date provided

Marion Bethel, Bahamian essayist, short fiction writer and poet, winner of the 1992 Casa de las Americas award, presents in Bougainvillea Ringplay a new, powerful collection of poems. The qualities visible in Guanahani, My Love emerge again: a strong sense of Bahamian and Caribbean culture and history; a love of country and the compelling need to assert her rootedness in it; an awareness of the connections that characterize her work as a postcolonial writer; and an extraordinary poetic craft. This collection reveals these qualities anew, but with a poetic power that stuns the reader. The expressive language, the pulsating staccato rhythm, the haunting imagery, conjoined with a ferocious but controlled emotion, make this collection a wondrous work that confirms Bethel's standing as one of the region's premier poets.

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