Duppy Tales by Jean D'Costa
  

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Duppy Tales by Jean D'Costa

This book contains two tales of terror - both exciting and mysterious. Green Lizards Don't Like Herring comes from the oral folktales of Jamaica. It tells how Grandpa Nicky finds something terrifying on the road as he walks home one night. In Alexander Coolfoot, the ugly carnival masks that hang on Sharon's bed start to come alive...

About the Author

Jean Constantine D'Costa, storywriter, critic and teacher was born in January 1937 in Jamaica. She attended St. Hilda's and St. Hugh's High Schools and later studied at the University of West Indies. Later, she would pursue further studies at Oxford and Indiana Universities of the West Indies and Hamilton College in the USA. As Professor of English at Hamilton College 1980-1989, she taught English 200, Creative Writing, The Tortured Sensibility, Old English, History of the English Language and Major Caribbean Writers. D'Costa is also a well-established writer of children's books. Sprat Morrison, her first novel, captures the Jamaican atmosphere and speech rhythms with great precision and insight. Sprat Morrison has found a special place in Jamaican schools' curriculum and is used as prescribed text in literature in many high schools. Her work in linguistics, especially on Jamaican Creole, is also well known. Language in Exile, a work she co-authored with Barbara Lalla, tries to recapture the creole speech of early Jamaican society by analyzing rare, 18th and 19th century documents in their sociohistorical context. D'Costa has also copy-edited a number of books for the University Press of the University of the West Indies, as well as a historical novel of filmaker 'Perru Henzell's, The Harder They Come which was written by Michael Thelwell. For many years she continued to write fiction and poetry for adults, adolescents and children. Jean D'Costa is now retired and lives in Weston, Florida.

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Paperback
48 pages

Author

Jean D'Costa
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Publication date

11th September 1997

ISBN

9780582297937


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