Unforgettable Conversations of Trinidad and Tobago

by Myrna Kanneh


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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/28/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 80
ISBN : 9781982272289
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 80
ISBN : 9781982272296

About the Book

Today is a happy day for all the workers. Today is payday! I got up early to reach the bank before the crowd. When I arrived at the bank, I met many of the workers. All had happy smiles on their faces Because we lived from paycheck to paycheck. In a debut volume of poetry that reflects more than sixty years, Myrna Kanneh shares intriguing insight into some of her experiences growing up in Trinidad. Myrna explores a variety of themes and subjects that include the informal coffee breaks at work, exorbitant wedding plans, a walk to Mount Saint Benedict, the courting days of a now ninety-six-year-old man, the conversations heard while riding the bus, an invitation to run for political office, an elderly woman’s birthday party, the diverse personalities of the various neighbors and friends, and many more caricatures based on memories from childhood to present. Her vivid depictions bring her experiences to life. In this unique collection of free verse, a new voice in Trinidadian poetry shares lyrical insight into the conversations that surround daily life among certain segments of the society on this beautiful West Indian island.


About the Author

Myrna Kanneh lives on the Caribbean islands of Trinidad and Tobago. She was born in eastern Trinidad and worked as a civil servant. The single mother of three and grandmother of five is a strong, spiritual woman who places God in everything. Unforgettable Conversations of Trinidad and Tobago is her first book.