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  • Louise Bennett-Coverley’s cultural significance lies in her commitment to telling the stories of everyday Jamaicans in their own language.

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    legacyroom for Miss LouHarbourfront’s living tribute to a cultural icon

    by Sierra Bacquie | February 12, 2009

    Miss Lou’s Room is a dynamic remembrance of the great Jamaican icon, whose influence is felt around the world, with a particular resonance in Toronto. Miss Lou’s is a strong presence in the space at Harbourfront that bears her name. The personal nature of the comments in the visitors’ book makes clear the depth of the impact that Louise Bennett-Coverley had on so many now-grown children. The room itself piques the senses of the youngsters who now come to the space for an afternoon storytelling.  read more

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