DS (2): Dreamstories


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6.04 X 0.7 X 8.94 inches | 0.81 pounds
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About the Author

Since the early 1950s, Kamau Brathwaite has been one of the leading producers of intellectual discourse on Caribbean literature and culture. With poetic works such as the Arrivants (1973), a chronicle of the triangular slave trade, his place as a major contemporary poet and original literary voice of the Caribbean is well-established. The richness of Professor Brathwaite's verse is paralleled by the depth of his scholarly essays in literary criticism, cultural theory, and history. In recognition of his many literary achievements, Professor Brathwaite has been awarded the Neustadt International Prize for Literature, the Casa de las Américas Premio, the Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Fulbright Fellowship. Among his books are Ancestors, Magical Realism, Golokwati, WORDS NEED LOVE TOO, Ark: A 9/11 Continuation Poem, The Development of Creole Society in Jamaica 1770-1820, CONVERSATIONS WITH NATHANIEL MACKEY, Born to Slow Horses, and TRENCH TOWN ROCK.


The poems are kaleidoscopic contortions that adopt the logic of dreams.--Courtney MacNeil
Brathwaite has invented a new linguistic music for subject matter that is all his own. --Citation for the 2006 Griffin Poetry Prize
His dazzling, inventive language, his tragic yet unquenchable vision, make Brathwaite one of the most compelling of late-twentieth-century poets.--Adrienne Rich
Kamau Brathwaite is one of the most important poets in the Western Hemisphere. A musicianly sensibility of sharp political reference.--Amira Baraka