Navigational Tools for Teaching Kamau Brathwaite’s Trilogy The Arrivants: Rights of Passage, Masks, and Islands

via Navigational Tools for Teaching Kamau Brathwaite’s Trilogy The Arrivants: Rights of Passage, Masks, and Islands.

I am running out of time. With only one week left before the exam, I am scrounging about for last minute resources on the works I am reading. This blog post was especially enlightening for me in regards to Kamau Brathwaite’s works. I find his typographic inventions fascinating, but am drawn to the polyphony in light of my own interests in multilingual, multicultural identity. This identity is one that is becoming more and more common in this “globalized” world.

I found that my literary tastes have also finally ripened to appreciate poetry; though I guess it helps that Brathwaite’s poetry is especially powerful.

Finally, reading works like The Arrivants or Lousie Bennet’s works are helping me to understand the currents of literary thought and movement through contemporary literature. I am excited by the way in which “national” literature is no longer “national, and how I get to see it happening.

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