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James Berry (1924-2017) was born and brought up in a tiny seaside village in Jamaica. He learnt to read before he was four years old, mostly from the Bible, which he often read aloud to his mother's friends. When he was 17, he went to work in America, but hated the way black people were treated there, and returned to Jamaica after four years. In 1948, he made his way to Britain, and took a job working for British Telecom. One of the first black writers in Britain to achieve wider recognition, Berry rose to prominence in 1981 when he won the National Poetry Competition. His numerous books include two seminal anthologies of Caribbean poetry, Bluefoot Traveller (1976) and News for Babylon (Chatto, 1984). His retrospective, A Story I Am In: Selected Poems (Bloodaxe Books, 2011), draws on five collections of poetry, including Fractured Circles (1979) and Lucy's Letters and Loving (1982) from New Beacon Books, Chain of Days (Oxford University Press, 1985), and Hot Earth Cold Earth (1995) and Windrush Songs (2007) from Bloodaxe. Windrush Songs was published to mark the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade. He also published several books of poetry and short stories for children (from Hamish Hamilton, Puffin and Walker Books), and won many literary prizes, including the Smarties Prize (1987), the Signal Poetry Award (1989) and a Cholmondeley Award (1991). He was awarded the OBE in 1990.
A Nest Full of Stars By James Berry
A Nest Full of Starsby James Berry
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A Thief in the Village By James Berry
A Thief in the Villageby James Berry
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Only One of Me By James Berry
Only One of Meby James Berry
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A Story I Am In By James Berry
A Story I Am Inby James Berry
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Classic Poems to Read Aloud By James Berry
Classic Poems to Read Aloudby James Berry
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Classic Poems to Read Aloud By James Berry
Classic Poems to Read Aloudby James Berry
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Around the World in 80 Poems By James Berry
Around the World in 80 Poemsby James Berry
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A Nest Full Of Stars (HB) By James Berry
A Nest Full Of Stars (HB)by James Berry
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Tales of the West of Ireland By James Berry
Tales of the West of Irelandby James Berry
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Around the World in 80 Poems By James Berry
Around the World in 80 Poemsby James Berry
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A Thief in the Village and Other Stories By James Berry
A Thief in the Village and Other Storiesby James Berry
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News from Babylon By James Berry
News from Babylonby James Berry
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We Couldn't Provide Fish Thumbs By James Berry
We Couldn't Provide Fish Thumbsby James Berry
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Around the World in Eighty Poems By James Berry
Around the World in Eighty Poemsby James Berry
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Anancy - Spiderman By James Berry
Anancy - Spidermanby James Berry
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Celebration Song By James Berry
Celebration Songby James Berry
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Hot Earth Cold Earth By James Berry
Hot Earth Cold Earthby James Berry
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Ajeemah and His Son By James Berry
Ajeemah and His Sonby James Berry
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When I Dance By James Berry
When I Danceby James Berry
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Chain of Days By James Berry
Chain of Daysby James Berry
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When I Dance By James Berry
When I Danceby James Berry
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Fractured Circles By James Berry
Fractured Circlesby James Berry
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The Future-telling Lady By James Berry
The Future-telling Ladyby James Berry
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The Future-telling Lady By James Berry
The Future-telling Ladyby James Berry
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We Couldn't Provide Fish Thumbs By James Berry
We Couldn't Provide Fish Thumbsby James Berry
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A Thief in the Village By James Berry
A Thief in the Villageby James Berry
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First Palm Trees By James Berry
First Palm Treesby James Berry
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Playing a Dazzler By James Berry
Playing a Dazzlerby James Berry
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Isn't My Name Magical By James Berry
Isn't My Name Magicalby James Berry
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Luddites in Yorkshire By James Berry
Luddites in Yorkshireby James Berry
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