10 things you didn't know about Beverley Anderson Duncan
Beverley Anderson Duncan is best remembered by many as the political firebrand of the 1970s who, as the Afrocentric wife of the then Prime Minister Michael Manley, was co-responsible for charting the radical political path of the era. She is also credited with helping to forge the post-Independence social and cultural identity of the nation.
Since the heyday of her role as activist wife, she went on to co-host one of Jamaica's pioneering morning talk shows. She became a sought-after international speaker, author of a best-selling biography, and recently wed her long-time companion, Dr D.K. Duncan, which saw her returning to the political campaign trail by his side.
Today, we share 10 things we did not know about Beverley Manley Duncan.
1 Began her adult life as a shy, almost retiring personality.
2 Teaching is her first love.
3 Designs her own couture wardrobe.
4 An enthusiastic researcher and avid reader.
5 Hates sleeping alone in a house.
6 More enthusiastic about production than hosting on air.
7 Where most see problems, she sees solution-oriented opportunities.
8 Love redesigning the interior and exterior of homes.
9 The family mime and clown, who likes to entertain family and friends by miming.
10 A deeply spiritual individual who meditates daily.