The Island Man Sings His Song

A Collection of Poems

by Giftus JOHN



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/29/2001

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 140
ISBN : 9780595180905

About the Book

The Island Man Sings His Song is a compilation of poems that expresses Giftus John's perspective of life in his native land, Dominica; an island full of culture and history, politics and religion, beauty and charm. An island where poetry is in motion everyday and every night.

It also tells how an island man adapts to his adopted homeland, America, and the frustrations, the worries,fears, concerns and a contrasting way of life compared to the one that he grew up with.

It also expresses the authors feelings for his homeland as it struggles to find itself in the developing world. The poems also take a look globally at topics that cover life in general.

The poems in The Island Man Sings His Song cover numerous topics and have a style each of their own being presented in local dialect, kweyol and standard English usage. It is a collection of thoughts, ideas and hope and inspiration.

About the Author

Giftus John was born in St.Joseph on the Caribbean island of Dominca. He attended the St.Joseph Primary School, St. Mary's Academy and The Sixth Form College. Giftus also has two previous poetry publications:The Dawn(1978) and Words In The Quiet Moments(1981) Giftus presently resides in Union, New Jersey.