Ford-Smith, Honor

About Honor Ford-Smith

Honor Ford-Smith (York University)



Smith, Karina. “The Attic of My Grandmother’s Subconscious: ‘Whiteness’, ‘Illegitimacy’ and Migration in Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea and Honor Ford-Smith’s ‘Grandma’s Estate’.” Women: A Cultural Review, vol. 25, no. 3, 2014

Cooper, Carolyn. “Writing Oral History: Sistren Theatre Collective’s Lionheart Gal.” Kunapipi, vol. 11, no. 1, 1989



Poetry Collections

My Mother’s Last Dance (1996)



Just Jazz (2005) (an adaptation of Jean Rhys’s short story “Let Them Call It Jazz”)

With Carol Lawes, Eugene Williams, Hertencer Lindsay and Pat Cumper. The Fallen Angel and The Devil’s Concubine (1987)


Essays/Articles/Non-Fiction/Short Stories

“The Body and Performance in 1970s Jamaica: Toward a Decolonial Cultural Method.” Small Axe, vol. 58, 2019

As editor: 3 Jamaican Plays: A Postcolonial Anthology (1977-1987) (2010)

“Unruly Virtues of the Spectacular: Performing Engendered Nationalism in the UNIA in Jamaica.” Interventions, vol. 6, no. 1, 2004

“Grandma’s Estate.” Gendered Realities: Essays in Caribbean Feminist Thought, Mohammed (ed.), 2002

“Notes toward a New Aesthetic.” MELUS, vol. 16, no. 3, 1989-1990

As editor: Lionheart Gal: Life Stories of Jamaican Women (1986)

“Sistren Women’s Theatre, Organization and Conscientization.” Women of the Caribbean, Ellis (ed.), 1986