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Born to Slow Horses
by Kamau Brathwaite

    Publication Date: Aug 30, 2005
    List Price: $24.95
    Format: Hardcover, 160 pages
    Classification: Poetry
    ISBN13: 9780819567451
    Imprint: Wesleyan University Press
    Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
    Parent Company: Wesleyan University

    Hardcover Description:

    Winner of the Griffin International Poetry Prize (2006)

    Kamau Brathwaite’s newest work, Born to Slow Horses, is a series of poetic meditations on islands and exile, language and ritual, and the force of personal and historical passions and griefs. These poems are haunted, figuratively and literally, by spirits of the African diaspora and drenched in the colors, sounds, and rhythms of the islands. But they also encompass the world of the exile and return, and the events of 9/11 in New York City. Brathwaite is one of the foremost voices in postcolonial inquiry and expression, and his poetry is densely rooted and expansive.

    Using his unusual “sycorax” signature typography and spelling, Brathwaite brings a cultural specificity, with distinct accents, sonic gestures, and pronunciations, into his pagesmaking them new, exciting, and rich in nuances.

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