- Checking Out Me History
- Free verse
- Mixture of stanza forms
- British - simple rhymes, childish
- Caribbean - short lines, broken stanzas, serious
- Alternates between historical/fictional British/Caribbean history
- Stanza structure emphasises differences
- No punctuation
- Taught a version of British history in Guyana
- Born in Guyana
- Guyana has a history of colonisation
- Poems explore cultures and identities
- "What happen to de Caribs and de Arawaks too"
- "Bandage up me eye to me own history/Blind me to me own identity"
- "Dem tell me/Dem tell me/Wha dem want to tell me"
- "Toussaint/a slave/with vision...de beacon/of de Haitian Revolution"
- "Dem tell me about 1066 and all dat"
- "Dem tell me about de dish ran away with de spoon/But dem never tell me bout Nanny de maroon"
- "Nanny/see-far woman/of mountain dream/fire-woman struggle/hopeful stream/to freedom river"
- "she volunteer to go/and even when de British said no"
- "a healing star/among the wounded/a yellow sunrise/to the dying"
- "now I checking out me own history/I carving out me identity"
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