Hurricane Hits England Grace Nichols
Hurricanes in England? • In 1987, the southern coast of England was hit by what was known as The Great Storm. • Hurricane force winds are rarely experienced in England. • The effect on the landscape, particularly the trees, was devastating.
Hurricanes in theCaribbean • In the Caribbean, hurricanes are a regular occurrence • Grace Nichols had experienced them during her childhood • “It seemed as though the voices of the old gods were in the wind, within the Sussex wind. And, for the first time, I felt close to the English landscape in a way that I hadn’t earlier. It was as if the Caribbean had come to England.” Grace Nichols about the 1987 hurricane.
Find out more aboutthe storm of 1987 A description of why the storm occurredhttp://news.bbc.co.uk/player/nol/newsid_7040000/newsid_7042600/7042607.stm?bw=bb&mp=wm&asb=1&news=1&bbcws=1 Kew Gardens in Londonhttp://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7033148.stm Grace Nichols reads the poemhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qsa_QAFMs5o