Famous Jamaican Writers

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 1 Cedella Booker

Cedella Booker.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 23, 1926
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica
Died: April 8, 2008

 2 Claude McKay

Claude McKay.
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 15, 1889
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Clarendon Parish
Died: May 22, 1948

Claude McKay was a poet who played an influential role in the Harlem Renaissance. Remembered for his work If We Must Die, a poem written in response to mob attacks on African-American communities by white Americans, McKay was named the national poet of Jamaica in 1977. For his contribution to literature, he was posthumously honored with the Order of Jamaica.

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 3 Maurice Ashley

Maurice Ashley.
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: March 6, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint Andrew, Jamaica

 4 Marlon James

Marlon James.
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Famous As: novelist, writer
Birthdate: 1970 AD
Birthplace: Kingston

 5 Linton Kwesi Johnson

Linton Kwesi Johnson.
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: August 24, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chapelton, Jamaica

 6 Louise Bennett-Coverley

Louise Bennett-Coverley
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: September 7, 1919
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
Died: July 26, 2006

 7 Victor Stafford Reid

Victor Stafford Reid
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Birthdate: May 1, 1913
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kingston
Died: August 25, 1987
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 8 Louis Simpson

Louis Simpson
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: March 27, 1923
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
Died: September 14, 2012

 9 Trevor Rhone

Trevor Rhone
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: March 24, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
Died: September 15, 2009

 10 Andrew Salkey

Andrew Salkey
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: January 30, 1928
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Colón, Panama
Died: April 28, 1995

 11 Mary Anne Barker

Mary Anne Barker
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: January 29, 1831
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Spanish Town, Jamaica
Died: March 6, 1911

 12 John Figueroa

John Figueroa
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: August 4, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
Died: March 5, 1999