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Caribbean vocabularies of Coolitude: Guyana

Written by Rajiv Mohabir for Jacket 2 on Monday, October 30, 2017

One of the most important poets of the Indian Labor Diaspora is Mahadai Das (1954–2003). Born in Eccles, East Bank Demerara, Guyana, her poem “They Came In Ships” serves as an ancestor poem to all of the poetry written by Indo-Guyanese people today.

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This is a review of A Leaf in His Ear: Selected Poems

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