The Life of Una Marson 1905-1965

Publication date: 1998; reprinted 2010
Publisher: Manchester University Press (1998, 2010)
ISBN: 9780719082566

The Life of Una Marson 1905-1965

A biography of Jamaican feminist, activist and writer Una Marson, who established herself as a pioneering journalist, playwright and poet in the early 1920s. She travelled to London in 1932, meeting leading black figures such as Haile Selassie, before working for the BBC during World War II.

In this enlightening work, Marson emerges as a prime narrator of major themes affecting Black women writers of Caribbean origin. This book was originally published in 1998.

Delia was invited to discuss Una Marson's life and work on BBC Radio 4‘s Woman's Hour - click here to listen to the full broadcast.

Note: For permission to quote from the literary works of Una Marson, please contact The National Library of Jamaica, 12 East Street, Kingston, Jamaica.