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English Literature

Grace Nichols: Price We Pay for the Sun

Context

Grace Nichols is a Caribbean poet, born in Guyana in 1950. She spent the early part of her childhood in a small country village on the coast of Guyana, before her family moved to the city when she was eight years old. She immigrated to the UK as an adult.

In 1983 she won the Commonwealth Poetry Prize with her first collection. She has continued to write poetry, a novel for adults and fiction for children. As inspiration she draws on her heritage and the contrast between the different cultures and places she has lived.

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