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Brathwaite, Kamau 1930-

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Works: 258 works in 777 publications in 4 languages and 13,551 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Diaries  Bibliography  Conference papers and proceedings  Interviews  Folklore 
Roles: Author, Performer, Speaker, Honoree, Author of introduction, Dedicatee, Editor, Other
Classifications: PR9230.9.B68, 811
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The development of Creole society in Jamaica, 1770-1820 by Kamau Brathwaite( Book )
26 editions published between 1971 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 644 libraries worldwide
This study looks in depth at a colonial plantation during 50 critical years of slavery in the Caribbean. It argues that the people who settled, lived and worked in Jamaica contributed to the formation of a society that developed its own distinctive character - creole society
The arrivants; a new world trilogy by Kamau Brathwaite( Book )
40 editions published between 1967 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 628 libraries worldwide
Masks by Kamau Brathwaite( Book )
17 editions published between 1968 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 523 libraries worldwide
Islands by Kamau Brathwaite( Book )
14 editions published between 1969 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 492 libraries worldwide
The third part of Edward Brathwaite's trilogy of poems about the Negro's encounter with the New World interweaves the past and present of his Caribbean homeland--its natural beauty, its violent history, the values that sustain its people--into a vigorous and distinctive poetic statement. The author is a native of Barbados.--From publisher description
Black + blues by Kamau Brathwaite( Book )
44 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 481 libraries worldwide
Kamau Brathwaite, who won the 1994 Neustadt International Prize for Literature, has revised his celebrated 1979 Casa de las Americas collection, Black + Blues, for its first edition by a U.S. publisher. A rich and beautiful collection, Black + Blues is cast in three parts - "Fragments," "Drought," and "Flowers."
Mother poem by Kamau Brathwaite( Book )
14 editions published between 1977 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 453 libraries worldwide
Rights of passage by Kamau Brathwaite( Book )
18 editions published between 1967 and 1997 in English and Sranan and held by 429 libraries worldwide
Middle passages by Kamau Brathwaite( Book )
19 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 411 libraries worldwide
MiddlePassages is an offshoot of the author's second trilogy, 'a splice of time & space', as he puts it, between his/father's world of Sun Poem and 'the magical irrealism' of X/Self. With his other 'shorter' collections Black + Blues and Third World Poems, MiddlePassages creates a kind of chisel which may well lead us into a projected third trilogy. Here is a political angle to Brathwaite's Caribbean & New World quest, with new notes of protest and lament. It marks a Sisyphean stage of Third World history in which things fall apart and everyone's achievements come tumbling back down upon their heads and into their hearts, like the great stone which King Sisyphus was condemned to keep heaving back up the same hill in hell - a postmodernist implosion already signalled by Baldwin, Patterson, Soyinka and Achebe and more negatively by V.S. Naipaul; but given a new dimension here by Brathwaite's rhythmical and 'video' affirmations
Other exiles by Kamau Brathwaite( Book )
7 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 374 libraries worldwide
Born to slow horses by Kamau Brathwaite( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 367 libraries worldwide
Sun poem by Kamau Brathwaite( Book )
9 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 342 libraries worldwide
Ancestors : a reinvention of Mother poem, Sun poem, and X/self by Kamau Brathwaite( Book )
6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 321 libraries worldwide
"Ancestors startlingly reinvents one of the most important long poems of our hemisphere. Here in a single volume is Kamau Brathwaite's long unavailable, landmark trilogy - Mother Poem, Sun Poem, and X/Self (1977, 1982, and 1987) - now completely revised and expanded by the author." "With its "Video Sycorax" typographic inventions and linguistic play, Ancestors liberates both the language and the new-Caliban vision of the poet. In its fresh and more experimental form the trilogy embodies the recapture (what the poet has called the "intercovery") of Brathwaite's African/Caribbean ancestry as a possession of power and renewal, even as it plumbs the deep tonalities of enslavement, oppression, and colonial dispossession."--Jacket
The folk culture of the slaves in Jamaica by Kamau Brathwaite( Book )
21 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 308 libraries worldwide
X/self by Kamau Brathwaite( Book )
9 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 294 libraries worldwide
Roots by Kamau Brathwaite( Book )
10 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in English and held by 289 libraries worldwide
History of the voice : the development of nation language in Anglophone Caribbean poetry by Kamau Brathwaite( Book )
17 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and held by 256 libraries worldwide
Elegguas by Kamau Brathwaite( Book )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 204 libraries worldwide
This Collection is a Stunning follow-up to Kamau Brathwaite's Born to Slow Horses (Wesleyan, 2005), winner of the Griffin International Poetry Prize. Elegguas--a play on "elegy" and "Eleggua," the Yoruba deity of the threshold, doorway, and crossroad--is a collection of poems for the departed. Modernist and postmodernist in inspiration, Elegguas draws together traditions of speaking with the dead, from Rilke's Duino Elegies to the Jamaican kumina practice of bringing down spirits of the dead to briefly inhabit the bodies of the faithful, so that the ancestors may provide spiritual assistance and advice to those here on earth. The book is also profoundly political, including elegies for assassinated revolutionaries
DS (2) : dreamstories by Kamau Brathwaite( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 192 libraries worldwide
Alan Bold, Edward Brathwaite, Edwin Morgan by Alan Norman Bold( Book )
12 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 184 libraries worldwide
Caribbean culture : soundings on Kamau Brathwaite by Annie Paul( Book )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 154 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Brathwaite, E. Kamau.
Brathwaite, E. Kamau 1930-
Brathwaite, E. Kamau (Edward Kamau), 1930-
Brathwaite Edward
Brathwaite, Edward 1930-
Brathwaite, Edward K.
Brathwaite, Edward K. 1930-
Brathwaite, Edward Kamau.
Brathwaite, Edward Kamau 1930-
Brathwaite, Edward Lawson 1930-
Brathwaite Kamau
Brathwaite, Kamau 1930-
Brathwaite, Lawson Edward 1930-
Kamau Brathwaite auteur uit Barbados
Kamau Brathwaite Barbadian poet
Kamau Brathwaite barbadischer Schriftsteller
Kamau Brathwaite, Edward
Kamau Brathwaite, Edward 1930-
Брейтуэйт, Камау
Languages
English (325)
Spanish (11)
Sranan (1)
German (1)
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