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Erna Brodber and Velma Pollard – Folklore and Culture in Jamaica - University Press of Mississippi
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Erna Brodber and Velma Pollard: Folklore and Culture in Jamaica

Violet Harrington Bryan


Velma Pollard and Erna Brodber, two sister-writers born and raised in Jamaica, recreate imagined and lived homelands in their literature by commemorating the history, culture, and religion of the Caribbean. Velma Pollard was born in St. Catherine, Jamaica; by the time Velma Pollard was three, her parents had moved to Woodside, St. Mary, in northeast Jamaica, where her sister, Erna Brodber was born. They write about their homeland in a series of memories and stories of that lived and imagined experience in their many works: fictional, nonfictional, and poetic. They center on their home village, ... More

Keywords: Jamaican sister-writers, Post-Independence, Kumbla, Blackspace, Caribbean religions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781496836205
Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2022 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496836205.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Violet Harrington Bryan, author
Xavier University of Louisiana