Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present
Standard Name: Nichols, Grace
Birth Name: Grace Nichols
is a poet of stature, an anthologist, and a prolific and successful writer for children: an important element in the reading experience of many British children of Caribbean descent. She has also published a novel. Her work is noted for its political and social perspectives, reflecting her feminism and commitment to women's and children's issues.
She co-operated with others in many further works. She appeared with Tony Lopez
in Mortal Heart, 1981. In 1994 she participated in two joint projects: Painter and Poet: Three Poems (limited edition), where her...
Intertextuality and Influence
attended a writing week for Black people at the Arvon Foundation in Yorkshire (with poet Grace Nichols
and playwright Caryl Phillips
as resident writers), and was encouraged to publish her poem As a Blackwoman.
Sulter, Maud. “Notes of a Native Daughter”. Let It Be Told, edited by Lauretta Ngcobo, Pluto, pp. 53-67.
Here stories and poems by present-day writers (like Grace Nichols
, John Agard
, Alex Haley
, Blackman herself, and Benjamin Zephaniah
) appear along with testimony from some of those who were actually enslaved...
Carol Ann Duffy
She selected slightly more carols by women than by men, and recalled that Christina Rossetti
's In the Bleak Midwinter was the result of a commission from Scribner's Monthly in 1872. Her own contribution concerns...
Through her editorship of the magazine, UM
drew attention to issues such as single motherhood, women struggling on meagre incomes, and unemployment among domestic workers. This is the age of woman: what man has done...