A potent and effective book, a work of passion and integrity.
Times Literary Supplement

Middle Passages

Poetry by Kamau Brathwaite

Kamau Brathwaite’s poetry offers stunning collages devoted to the history, mythology, and language of the African diaspora, and has gained him a world reputation. Middle Passages, his most recent collection, is his sixteenth poetry volume, but his first with an American publisher. With notes of protest and lament, the fourteen poems of Middle Passages address the effects of the Middle Passage of slavery on the New World, and celebrate great musicians (Ellington, Bessie Smith), poets, heroes of the resistance, and Third World leaders Kwame Nkrumah, Walter Rodney, and Nelson Mandela. And as the London Times Literary Supplement noted, it is “a poetry that moves between rage and tenderness, doubt and displacement to affirmation… Middle Passages is a potent and effective book, a work of passion and integrity.”

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Paperback (published January 1, 1993)

ISBN
9780811212328
Price US
14.95
Trim Size
5x8
Page Count
120

Kamau Brathwaite

Contemporary Caribbean writer

A potent and effective book, a work of passion and integrity.
Times Literary Supplement
His dazzling, inventive language, his tragic yet unquenchable vision, make Kamau Brathwaite one of the most compelling of late twentieth century poets.
—Adrienne Rich