Poetry. Caribbean Studies. Latinx Studies. African & African American Studies. "There is a raw urgency to these poems within the 'protocol' set, the 'name' of each echoes marine distress-calling, a plea to humanity; recounting the travails during the super-storms Irma and Maria...the unprecedented level of destruction that the storms wrought on the poet's home island of St. Martin, and on neighboring Caribbean countries and territories. This poetry is about prevailing over adversity and about resiliency to disaster."—Margaret Matz, Il Tolomeo (Vol. 20), Italy
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