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Depicting Una Marson (1905-1965) Jamaican feminist, activist and writer, producing poems, plays and radio programmes.
Ready to be mounted and framed, each print is accompanied by a short bio and posted with a protective greyboard backing in a bio-degradable sleeve, in a hard-backed envelope. A3 prints are wrapped in tissue paper and shipped in a postal tube.
Una Marson (1905-1965) Jamaican feminist, activist and writer, producing poems, plays and radio programmes.
Marson was Jamaica’s first female editor & publisher of her own magazine, The Cosmopolitan, which featured articles on feminist topics, local social issues & workers’ rights, Jamaican poetry & literature. Her first collection of poems, ‘Tropic Reveries’, won the Musgrave Medal from the Institute of Jamaica.
In 1932, she moved to London, but found the colour bar restricted her ability to find work & began campaigning against it. For the next 13 years she moved back and forth between London & Jamaica, continuing to contribute to politics & feminist discussions, with an emphasis on the race issue in England.
In 1941 she was hired by the BBC Empire Service to work on the programme Calling the West Indies, in which World War II soldiers would have their messages read on the radio to their families, becoming the producer of the programme by 1942. Marson turned the programme into Caribbean Voices, a forum in which Caribbean literary work was read over the radio.