Louise Simone Bennett-Coverly was born on September 7th, 1919, and passed away in Canada on July 26th, 2006.

Louise’s dad was a Kingston-based tailor, and her mom was a baker. Following the death of her father in 1926, Louise Simone was raised by her mother.

She was a talented poet and educator who wrote to protect and preserve her native tongue.

At the age of 24, Bennett had her first book published. She published her first piece while she was a student at St. Mary’s.

During her five years in England, Louise hosted BBC programs. She spent five years in England before returning to Jamaica.

In 1954, Louise Bennett got married to Eric Winston, with whom she had a son called Fabian Coverly.

 Who Is Eric Winston Coverley?

Eric Winston is the son of Joesph Gladstone Coverley and Miriam Louise Coverley who was born in 1911. Winston was one of four children; his sister’s name was Edna Coverley, and his other three siblings’ names have been lost to history.

In 1954, at the age of 34, Eric married Louise Bennett in New York

In 1954, at the age of 34, Eric married Louise Bennett in New York. Louise also worked as a writer for theatres. She used to write poetry in Jamaican, her mother tongue.

Sadly, Eric Winston left this world in 2002 at the age of 91. He had a career in the theater.


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