Una Marson

Standard Name: Marson, Una
Birth Name: Una Marson
Married Name: Una Staples
UM was a pioneering Jamaican poet, dramatist, journalist, and broadcaster whose most prolific period was the 1930s, during which she divided her time between Kingston, Jamaica, and London, England. Her writing consistently reflects her commitment to local and global feminism. Her interest in racial and national politics became increasingly apparent in her life and her writings, most notably in The Moth and the Star (1937), a poetry collection infused with blues sounds exploring the complexities of black female identity, and in Pocomania (1938), a play about the controversial African-based religious cult of that name in Jamaica.


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Textual Production Winsome Pinnock
Later the same year she featured in Lenny Henry 's ten-part BBC documentary series Raising The Bar: 100 Years Of Black British Theatre And Screen (along with historical figures like Una Marson ). She also...
Travel Vera Brittain
VB arrived in Jamaica on the invitation of Jamaican writer Una Marson , to speak to young, aspiring writers.
Jarrett-Macauley, Delia. The Life of Una Marson, 1905-65. Manchester University Press.


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Marson, Una. At What a Price. British Library, 1932.
Marson, Una. Heights and Depths. Published by the author, 1931.
Marson, Una. London Calling. 1937.
Marson, Una. Pocomania. 1938.
Marson, Una. The Moth and the Star. Published by the author, 1937.
Marson, Una. Towards the Stars. University of London Press, 1945.
Marson, Una. Tropic Reveries. Published by the author, 1930.