Kamau 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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(254mm x 203mm x 18mm)
Wesleyan University Press
Publisher: University Press of New England
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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.