Born to Slow Horses

Born to Slow Horses

by Kamau Brathwaite
     
 

ISBN-10: 0819567450

ISBN-13: 9780819567451

Pub. Date: 08/30/2005

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

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…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819567451
Publisher:
Wesleyan University Press
Publication date:
08/30/2005
Series:
Wesleyan Poetry Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

I -The Master of the Mary Jones - Bermudas - Guanahani
II - Donna - Days & Nights - Iwa
III - MMassaccourraamann
IIII - 'I was wash-way in blood'- Bread - Dear PM
V - Kumina
9/11 - Hawk
VII - Namesetoura - Mountain - The Robin Poem

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