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Grace Nichols - 'Be a Butterfly'
As part of her visit to her homeland in Guyana, Grace Nichols recalls her childhood and the memories which play a key role in her writing. In particular she recalls a preacher's sermon that made her giggle, but which led to the poem 'Be a Butterfly'.
As part of the study of Grace Nichols' poetry, poetry from wider cultures or poetry in general. It is helpful for students to understand the genesis of poems and the importance of individual experience in their writing, too.
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