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Olive Senior

Olive Senior

Olive Senior is a leading Caribbean author, well known for her prize winning works of fiction and poetry. Her Encyclopedia of Jamaican Heritage and other non-fiction books have also earned high praise from scholars, historians, and the general reader for her meticulous research and her ability to transform complex material into works that are accurate and accessible to a wide audience, the aim also of Dying to Better Themselves. Her many awards include the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Gold Medal of the Institute of Jamaica. Olive Senior lives in Canada and Jamaica.

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