Finalist for the Bocas Prize.
LIVITICUS is a last volume of poetry by Kamau Brathwaite, a 20th century titan of Caribbean Literature from Barbados. The book is “a monument to sorrow that cherishes our origins ... as we live our lives of Modern distraction,” according to the Pulitzer-nominated writer Garrett Hongo. LIVITICUS maintains Brathwaite’s international standing as a distinguished poet, scholar, and dramatist into the new century. To sx salon journal editor Kelly Baker, “Even as Kamau Brathwaite writes eloquently and heartbreakingly about his ‘Cultural Lynching,’ there remains the poet’s steadfast desire to connect to the pasts, presents, and futures of a seemingly indifferent world.”
Poetry. Drama. Caribbean Studies.
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Kamau Brathwaite is a major poet of the second half of the 20th century. His international standing is maintained as a distinguished poet, scholar, and dramatist into the new century by the authorship of over 20 books, including The Arrivants: A New World Trilogy, X/Self, Black + blues, LX the Love Axe/l: Developing a Caribbean Aesthetic, WORDS NEED LOVE TOO, and Born to Slow Horses. He has taught at the University of the West Indies, Harvard University, and New York University. Brathwaite is the recipient of the Bussa Award, the Casa de las Americas Prize, the Neustadt Prize, a Fulbright Foundation Fellowship, the International Griffin Poetry Prize, the Presidents Award from St. Martin Book Fair, and the Frost medal from the Poetry Society of America. Kamau Brathwaite lives in his native Barbados, Caribbean.Author City: BAR