Today is the 93rd anniversary of the birth of Mrs Louise Bennett-Coverley, affectionately called Miss Lou by the nation. Miss Lou was born on September 7, 1919 and she died on July 26, 2006.
As a poet, Mrs Louise Bennett-Coverley’s poems were social commentaries on events and daily life as she saw and experienced them at the time. Included in her many poems were four surrounding Jamaica’s Independence movement. Here is one: “Independance.”
After you’ve read the poem consider the following question: What do you understand to be Miss Lou’s commentary on Jamaica’s Independence with this poem?