At its March reading, the Rainbow Book Club paid tribute to the memory of Derek Walcott and Buchi Emecheta who passed on in January and March respectively.
Derek Walcott was a poet and playwright from the West Indian Island of St. Lucia. In 1992, he received the Nobel Prize for Literature. Walcott came to limelight mainly as a result of his collections: In a Green Night: Poems 1948-1960 (1962), a book which celebrates the Caribbean and its history as well as investigates the scars of colonialism and post-colonialism.
Buchi Emecheta was a Nigerian-born novelist, based in the UK. She has written over 20 novels. Among her most famous works is The Joys of Motherhood, which is an account of bringing up children in the face of changing values in traditional Igbo communities.