Edward Kamau Brathwaite


Born
in Bridgetown, Barbados
May 11, 1930

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Edward Kamau Brathwaite is widely considered one of the major voices in the Caribbean literary canon. A professor of Comparative Literature at New York University,Brathwaite is the 2006 International Winner of the Griffin Poetry Prize, for his volume of poetry Born to Slow Horses.

Brathwaite holds a Ph.D. from the University of Sussex (1968) and was the co-founder of the Caribbean Artists Movement (CAM). He received both the Guggenheim and Fulbright Fellowships in 1983, and is a winner of the 1994 Neustadt International Prize for Literature, the Bussa Award, the Casa de las Américas Prize for poetry, and the 1999 Charity Randall Citation for Performance and Written Poetry from the International Poetry Forum.

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The Arrivants: A New World ...

4.09 avg rating — 180 ratings — published 1973 — 2 editions
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MiddlePassages: Poetry

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4.24 avg rating — 110 ratings — published 1992 — 2 editions
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Trench Town Rock

4.46 avg rating — 63 ratings — published 1994 — 2 editions
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Born to Slow Horses

4.04 avg rating — 56 ratings — published 2005 — 2 editions
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Odale's Choice

3.81 avg rating — 53 ratings
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Ancestors: Poetry

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 41 ratings — published 2001
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Black + Blues

4.21 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 1977 — 3 editions
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History of the Voice: The D...

4.11 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 1984
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Sun Poem

4.33 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 1982
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Conversations with Nathanie...

4.22 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 1999
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