Only One of Me is a wonderful collection of the best poems for children from one of the most widely celebrated poets in Britain, James Berry, featuring an introduction by John Agard.
Only One of Me is a stunning collection of the best-loved children's poems from award-winning poet James Berry, filled with warm and colourful memories of a Caribbean childhood, and featuring a new introduction by much-loved children's poet, John Agard.
This new edition of James' definitive collection showcases the very best work from a poet who was instrumental in the British Caribbean poetry movement and who's words are just as relevant now as they were twenty years ago.
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An award winning and distinguished poet, James Berry was born in Jamaica and grew up in a tiny village on the coast. He moved to the UK in 1948 where he became a leading campaigner for black people. One of the first black writers to achieve wider recognition, he was awarded an OBE in 1990 and was a strong advocate for young black writers.
He divided his time between Great Britain and Jamaica until his death in 2017.