Nichols, Grace

About Grace Nichols

Grace Nichols on Conetemporary Writers, 2010.

Grace Nichols on Gale Biographies of Children's Authors via, na.


Crown, Sarah. Seamstress of the Caribbean: Review of Startling the Flying Fish., 2006 (June 16).

F.S.J. Ledgister. Arrival Poems: Review of Picasso, I Want My Face Back. The Caribbean Review of Books, 2010 (May).


Bringas López, Ana. Representations of Black Omen in Grace Nichols's Poetry: From Otherness to Empowerment. Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses, No.16, 2003 (November).

Buonanno, Giovanna. Mapping a Gendered Identity across Languages and Cultures in Grace Nichols' Writing. Interactions via Bnet, 2007 (Spring).

deCaires Narain, Denise. Landscape and Poetic Identity in Contemporary Caribbean Woman's Poetry. Ariel: A Review of International English Literature, Vol. 38, No. 2-3, 2007.

Escudero, Maite.Race, Gender and Performance in Grace Nichols's The Fat Black Woman's Poems. Journal of International Women's Studies, Vol.1, No.2, 2000 (May).

Scanlon, Mara. The Divine Body in Grace Nichols's "The Fat Black Woman's Poems".World Literature Today via Jstor, Vol.72, No.1, 1998 (Winter).

Audio and Audiovisual Material


Grace Nichols reads two poems, 'Hurricane Hits England' and a poem for children 'Cat-Rap'.

Grace Nichols reads  'Picasso, I Want My Face Back'.  

Grace Nichols talks about her poem 'Island Man' and reads it.

Grace Nichols reads 'Let Us Not Forget Baubo'. Newcastle Centre for Literary Arts on Vimeo, 2010.


BBC Audio Record: Grace Nichols reads 'Cat Rap' and then talks about her poetry, her family and her work with schoolchildren at Tate Modern.  




Contemporary Writers

Dictionary of Literary Biography

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A Dictionary of Writers

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 Kindlers Literatur Lexikon  

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