Poetry. Drama. Carribean Studies. Women's Studies. "NOMAD, a survivors' handbook, a travellers' guide for anyone who has known the burden of a life bundled into bags. Weekes' word journeys conjure...and reveal the inner world of the eternal wanderers."—A-dZiko Simba Gegele
"After the Soufrière Hills volcano explosion...in 'exile' from her beloved Montserrat,...choking memories of the flaming mountain follow the poet like an untamable spectre of awe and fear that awakens in her the determination to face life's challenges with stubborn grit."—J.A. George Irish
Yvonne Weekes, PhD, is a writer of poetry, prose, and drama from Montserrat. She has taught theatre and English in London, England and in Montserrat before moving to Barbados in 1996, following the Soufrière Hills volcano eruption. Her poetry and prose have appeared in Interviewing the Caribbean, Wadagabei, and Poui. Weekes is a Frank Collymore Literary Endowment Award winner for her memoir Volcano (2006). Dr. Yvonne Weekes is a lecturer in theatre at UWI—Cave Hill.
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