Today marks the 10th anniversary since the passing of Jamaica's legendary folklorist, actress, vocalist, comedienne, and social commentator, the Honourable Louise Bennett-Coverley O.M.
A great cultural icon, Miss Lou championed the movement to get Patois officially recognised as a language.
Dr Carolyn Cooper, professor of literary and cultural studies at the University of the West Indies, Mona : "Louise Bennett played many roles - poet, storyteller, folklorist, playwright and actress. One of her most important contributions to Jamaican society is helping us appreciate the value of our local language. If she were alive today, I'd tell her, 'Nuff thanks, Miss Lou, fi tek shame outa wi eye an mek wi proud a wi culture'."
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