January 1997, London What is your memory of Louise Bennett as a personality? Well, Louise Bennett is like a large comfortable duvet (laughter). Yes, I believe a duvet because a duvet has a very practical use in that it keeps you warm, what a European image eh? ... for such a sunny West Indian lady, but I expect it's because it's snowing outside why that comes to mind. Her warmth is all enveloping, but her precision is like the stitching around the edge of the duvet. The feathers stay where they are and have their uses which are defined and channelled because of the intelligence of the designer. She is well designed.
Johnson, David, David Johnson talks to Yvonne Brewster about Louise Bennett, Kunapipi, 20(1), 1998.