Poetry. African & African American Studies. WHERE I SEE THE SUN – CONTEMPORARY POETRY IN ANGUILLA gathers a bounteous bunch of voices, 43 poets intent on entering the choir that would intone a new song for Anguilla, carved out of its history, its politics, its heritage, its dreams and aspirations. Their names may ring hollow to many a literary critic or student of Caribbean Literature, (with the exception, perhaps, of the venerable Bankie Banks, a true musical legend who has stuck to his Anguilla roots through thick and thin), but the important thing is that they now will be heard throughout the region and beyond and the story they tell, a reminder that size really doesn't matter when it comes to human experience and existence or for that matter where it concerns creative output.
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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