Rainbow Worlds: Poems from Many Cultures

Edited by Bashabi Fraser and Debjani Chatterjee (2003) Hodder Wayland, London

This multicultural anthology focuses on the voices of Asian and Black poets from Britain, the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand and the continents of Asia and Africa. There are over a hundred poems by more than 80 poets. Race, culture and identity, family and friends, and nature and the environment are just some of the diverse themes explored by contemporary and traditional poets. This rich collection of poems highlights the similarities, as much as the differences, between peoples. Rainbow World was the runner up for the EMMA award.