Janie: Cricketing Lady, with Carnival and Hurricane Poems

Anim-Addo, Joan. 2006. Janie: Cricketing Lady, with Carnival and Hurricane Poems. Mango. ISBN 1902294262 [Book]

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Poetry. Afro-Caribbean Studies. Inventive in its deployment of language, form and vision, JANIE CRICKETING LADY traces the journey of an anomalous sportswoman and accompanies her migration from the Caribbean to Britain and her return to her island home, Grenada. The poems explore questions of womanhood in spatial, temporal and sporting contexts. In a powerful tribute to a small island feminist, the poems sing of struggles within and against her assigned role. Anim-Addo's poetry inscribes an all-too-needed herstory. In the process, a fresh and challenging icon is presented, that of the Caribbean woman cricketer: "And how she lashed that red leather, / punching the ball off the offside, / gravitating to her knees to make a sweep / and place the ball sweet between fielders."

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English and Comparative Literature



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12 Mar 2009 15:41

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23 Jun 2017 13:25



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