Literary Nonfiction. Caribbean Studies. A first and fascinating labor of love and scholarship highlighting, in text and illustrations, St. Martin's people, history, culture and natural environment. Extensive bibliography.
"NATIONAL SYMOBLS stands out like a light shining into the future, like a rock and an ever-living tree to which we and unborn generations can and will be able to run to for rescue, revitalization, and shade."—Alain Richardson
Lasana M. Sekou is a St. Martin, Caribbean author of over 16 books of poetry, monologues, and short stories. 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 (2010), THE SALT REAPER (2004), 37 POEMS (2005), and BROTHERHOOD OF THE SPURS (2007), 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. WHERE I SEE THE SUN – CONTEMPORARY POETRY IN ANGUILLA is the second, island-hopping anthology of poems edited by Sekou.
Author City: ST. MARTIN NAN