Poetry. African American Studies. The author of ten books of poetry, monologues, and short stores, Sekou is a St. Martin writer who has recited his poetry throughout the Carribean and the world. His works are commonly required as university reading, taught in high school, and dramatized on stage and in carnival presentations, and he has been a leading advocate for St. Martin independence. "Sekou has a vast and critical command of Caribbean history and culture, and this helps to define his work...He can sit comfortably with Aime Cesaire"--Howard A. Fergus, in Salted Tongues: Modern Literature in St. Martin.
Lasana M. Sekou is a St. Martin, Caribbean author of poetry, monologues, short stories, and essays. Reviewers have compared Sekou's poetry to the works of Aimé Césaire, Oswald Mtshali, Kamau Brathwaite, Dylan Thomas, e.e. cummings, and Linton Kwesi Johnson. His NATIVITY, THE SALT REAPER, 37 POEMS, LOVE SONGS MAKE YOU CRY and BROTHERHOOD OF THE SPURS, all published by House of Nehesi, have been required reading at Caribbean, North American, and European universities. Sekou has performed his poetry throughout the Caribbean, USA, South America, Africa, Europe, and Asia. His poetry has been translated into Spanish, Dutch, French, German, Turkish, and Chinese. Sekou is an advocate for the independence of St. Martin, a colony of France and the Netherlands. BOOK OF THE DEAD (House of Nehesi, 2016) and HURRICANE PROTOCOL (House of Nehesi, 2019) are his newest collections.Author City: St. Martin NAN