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Brathwaite, Kamau 1930-

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Works: 257 works in 650 publications in 2 languages and 12,631 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Diaries  Bibliography 
Roles: Performer, Speaker, Honoree, Author of introduction, Dedicatee, Editor
Classifications: PR9230.9.B68, 811
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Elegguas by Kamau Brathwaite( file )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,032 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
The development of Creole society in Jamaica, 1770-1820 by Kamau Brathwaite( Book )
22 editions published between 1971 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 646 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 )
36 editions published between 1967 and 2000 in English and held by 614 libraries worldwide
Masks by Kamau Brathwaite( Book )
13 editions published between 1968 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 533 libraries worldwide
Islands by Kamau Brathwaite( Book )
13 editions published between 1969 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 507 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 )
24 editions published between 1976 and 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 506 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 )
11 editions published between 1977 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 446 libraries worldwide
Rights of passage by Kamau Brathwaite( Book )
17 editions published between 1967 and 1981 in English and held by 426 libraries worldwide
Middle passages by Kamau Brathwaite( Book )
8 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 404 libraries worldwide
And so MiddlePassages includes poems for those modern heroes who are the pegs by which the mountain must be climbed again: Maroon resistance, the poets Nicolas Guillen, the Cuban revolutionary, and Mikey Smith, stoned to death on Stony Hill; the great musicians (Ellington, Bessie Smith); and Third World leaders Kwame Nkrumah, Walter Rodney and Nelson Mandela
Other exiles by Kamau Brathwaite( Book )
6 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 377 libraries worldwide
Born to slow horses by Kamau Brathwaite( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 363 libraries worldwide
Roots by Kamau Brathwaite( Book )
13 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in English and Spanish and held by 338 libraries worldwide
Sun poem by Kamau Brathwaite( Book )
7 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 335 libraries worldwide
Ancestors : a reinvention of Mother poem, Sun poem, and X/self by Kamau Brathwaite( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 309 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."--BOOK JACKET
X/self by Kamau Brathwaite( Book )
7 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 289 libraries worldwide
The folk culture of the slaves in Jamaica by Kamau Brathwaite( Book )
15 editions published between 1970 and 1981 in English and held by 280 libraries worldwide
History of the voice : the development of nation language in Anglophone Caribbean poetry by Kamau Brathwaite( Book )
13 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and held by 240 libraries worldwide
DS (2) : dreamstories by Kamau Brathwaite( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 192 libraries worldwide
Alan Bold, Edward Brathwaite, Edwin Morgan by Alan Norman Bold( Book )
9 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 186 libraries worldwide
Third World poems by Kamau Brathwaite( Book )
5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 175 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- Wirklicher Name
Brathwaite, Kamau
Brathwaite, Kamau, 1930-
Brathwaite, Lawson Edward 1930-
Kamau Brathwaite, Edward
Kamau Brathwaite, Edward 1930-
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English (269)
Spanish (4)
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