James Berry was born in 1924 and died on June 20, 2017.
He was a black Jamaican poet.
Berry7 settled in England in the 1940s.
Berry’s poetry is notable for using a mixture of standard English and Jamaican Patois.
His writing often “explores the relationship between black and white communities and in particular, the excitement and tensions in the evolving relationship of the Caribbean immigrants with Britain and British society from the 1940s onwards”.
while he was the editor of two seminal anthologies, Bluefoot Traveller (1976) and News for Babylon (1984), he was in the forefront of championing West Indian/British writing.
James Berry paased away at 93 years old.