Grace Nichols

  • Grace Nichols
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Writer, Poet
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Grace Nichols is a Guyanese poet. Her works include I is a Long-Memoried Woman, The Fat Black Woman's Poems, A Dangerous Knowing: Four Black Women Poets, Whole of a Morning Sky, Over the River, Hurricane Hits England, Lazy Thoughts of a Lazy Woman, Startling the Flying Fish, Picasso, I Want My Face Back, I Have Crossed an Ocean: Selected Poems, Trust You, Wriggly; Baby Fish and Other Stories from Village to Rain Forest, A Wilful Daughter, Leslyn in London, The Discovery, Come On Into My Tropical Garden: Poems for Children, Poetry Jump Up: An Anthology of Black Poetry, and For Forest.

Nichols was born in Georgetown in Guyana. She completed a Diploma in Communications from the University of Guyana. In the past, she worked as a teacher, journalist and held positions in government information services. She currently lives in England with her partner and poet, John Agard.


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  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
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