Gardening in the Tropics by Olive Senior

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Gardening in the Tropics contains a rich Caribbean world in poems offered to readers everywhere. Olive Senior's rich vein of humour can turn wry and then sharp in satire of colour-consciousness, class-consciousness and racism. But her predominant tone is the verbal equivalent of a pair of wide-open arms. Praise for Olive Senior's work "The thing that immediately strikes one is her control of tone — like a singer having perfect pitch." — E.A. Markham

About Olive Senior

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As a poet, fiction writer, journalist and editor, Olive Senior is one of Canada's most internationally recognized and acclaimed authors. Winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for her fiction collection Summer Lightning and a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award for her poetry collection Over the Roofs of the World, her body of published work includes four books of poetry, three collections of short stories and several award-winning non-fiction works on Caribbean culture. She divides her time between her native Jamaica and her home in Toronto.
Published April 1, 1994 by McClelland & Stewart. 136 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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