by NOW Grenada
Born in England to Grenadian parents, author Shirley Anstis explores nicknames and personal stories of people with nicknames in her 2011 book “They Call Me… A look at nicknames on the Caribbean island of Grenada.”
An example taken from the illustrated book is “Chubby” a nickname given to a young girl, not because of her shape, but because that was her favourite drink. Another example is “Pie” a nickname given to a man to mark his fondness for macaroni pie. The printed version includes over 70 illustrations.
Baroness Howells of St David’s, OBE in her foreword, wrote, “As the reader will experience, from enslavement to belonging, nicknames tell a story of Grenadian communities and the relationships between people.”