Born to Slow Horses
By (author) Kamau Brathwaite
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Born to Slow Horses by Kamau Brathwaite
Book DescriptionKamau Brathwaite's newest work, Born to Slow Horses, is a series of poetic meditations on islands and exile, language and ritual, and the force of personal and historical passions and griefs. These poems are haunted, figuratively and literally, by spirits of the African diaspora and drenched in the colors, sounds, and rhythms of the islands. But they also encompass the world of the exile and return, and the events of 9/11 in New York City. Brathwaite is one of the foremost voices in postcolonial inquiry and expression, and his poetry is densely rooted and expansive. Using his unusual"sycorax" signature typography and spelling, Brathwaite brings a cultural specificity, with distinct accents, sonic gestures, and pronunciations, into his pages-making them new, exciting, and rich in nuances.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780819567451
(254mm x 203mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Wesleyan University Press
Publisher: University Press of New England
Publish Date: 30-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Kamau Brathwaite
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The startling new work by internationally celebrated Caribbean poet, historian and cultural theorist Kamau Brathwaite, winner of the 2006 Griffin Poetry Prize.
Words Need Love Too, Paperback (September 2004)
Words Need Love Too represents both a summation - a drawing together of concerns that the poet has explored in his writings through the previous 'years of salt' - and a turning point, a hopeful new beginning.
Ancestors: Poetry, Paperback (June 2001)View all books by Kamau Brathwaite
This is Kamau Brathwaite's trilogy of "Mother Poem", "Sun Poem" and "X/Self", revised by the author. He describes Barbados, his own history and childhood. Using "Video Sycorax" typographic inventions and linguistic play, he attempts to free the language.
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Author Biography - Kamau Brathwaite
Kamau Brathwaite, born in Barbados in 1930, is an internationally celebrated poet, performer, and cultural theorist. He has won the Neustadt International Prize for Literature, the Bussa Award, and the Casa de las Americas Prize. Brathwaite is Professor of Comparative Literature at New York University, and shares his time between CowPastor, Barbados and New York City.
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