- Phyllis Shand Allfrey
Phyllis Shand Allfrey (1908 – 1986), a notable name in
West Indian literature, was born on the island of Dominicain the Caribbean. She is most famous for her only novel, 1953's " The Orchid House", which was made in 1991 as a Channel 4miniseries in the United Kingdom.
In politics, she founded the
Dominica Labour Party, and was also the only (woman) minister of the West Indies Federation.
She also ran and wrote for a newspaper, " [http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/ufdc/?b=UF00072476 The Dominica Star] ", which lasted from 1965 until 1982.
She died in her native land in 1986. A posthumous collection of her short stories, "
It Falls Into Place" (ISBN 0-9532224-1-1), was published by Papillote Pressin 2004.
*"In Circles" (poems, 1940)
Palm and Oak" (poems, 1950)
*"The Orchid House" (1953, Constable; 1982, Virago)
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