4 Dec 2012

Excerpt from ‘The Fat Black Woman’s Poems’ – Grace Nichols

[1950–current, born Guyana (South America), migrated to the UK in 1977]

I have crossed an ocean
I have lost my tongue
from the root of the old one
a new one has sprung

Source: Nichols, G 2006, The Fat Black Woman’s Poems, Virago Press Ltd.

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