1. FORCED IMMIGRATION AND CULTURAL CLASH.
1.1-GRACE NICHOLS. "WHEREVER I HANG".
"I leave me people, me land, me home"
It presents immigration as one of the most decisive factors in W.I. H.
The poet explores the feelings that precede and follow the departure from the mother country.
The initial lines already reveal the idea of departure and the uncertainties this decision still causes in the poetic voice. She is not capable yet of providing consistent reasons to explain why she is leaving behind her country and also her past.
She refers to "the sun" and "the humming bird" as indissoluble parts of the Carib landscape, emerging in opposition to the British "snow" and "cold".
In spite of her insecurity, it seems that moving westwards makes the speaker feel a moment of euphoria hoping to fulfil all her expectations in the
The speaker seems not to get used to the hostile weather conditions in
She uses typical W.- I idiomatic structures ("me", "I not") reproducing the way Car speak English. She also uses a different spelling of words ("de"), reinforcing the idea that English is not only restricted to its RP or BBC pronunciation patterns but also to the multiple ways in which it is spoken.
"Me dah dead fi drink some coaknut water"
The poetic voice is that of one immigrant who nostalgically remembers
She expresses her wishes from a distance that makes it impossible to enjoy
She keeps suggesting that she misses the spontaneity of
She makes use of "Patois", a specific version of English in