The River Mumma Wants Out Summary
Lorna Goodison

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The River Mumma Wants Out Summary

Lorna Goodison's “The River Mumma Wants Out,” published in 2005, is, on the surface, a lighthearted poem, making fun of people who look for happiness in things that glitter. Below the surface, however, the work is a scathing criticism of a popular culture that fosters insatiable desires, change for change's sake, and a lack of responsibility or spirituality. Goodison has set her poem in her homeland, Jamaica, but the message therein applies to all...

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