October 10, 2011

Save Cow Pastor: Kamau Brathwaite's Plight

Kamau Brathwaite is back in Barbados and he has written a brilliant cultural document, "Dis.MAN.tellin the artist":

Click here for a PDF file of +++SaVing CowPastor & the KB Cultural Lynching 2004-2011+


Kamau Brathwaite was born in Barbados in 1930. He graduated from Cambridge University with a B.A. in history in the early ’50s, and received his Ph.D from the University of Sussex in 1968. He lived and worked in Ghana from 1955 to 1962. The Arrivants: A New World Trilogy(1973), the second trilogy, Mother Poem, Sun Poem (1982) and X/Self(1987) defined Brathwaite’s international reputation. He has taught at the University of the West Indies and is currently lecturing at New York University. He lives in CowPastor, Barbados.

Some days ago I received a copy of the email below. Clearly Kamau feels alone and isolated in his struggle. Equally clearly words of support and comfort are precisely that. I hope with this quick weblog to make a space where people can send suggestions of concrete assistance (as well as of solidarity). An email address has been established which will be checked every day (to avoid this site filling with junk). Messages will be transferred to this site so that (a) Kamau can check them and (b) correspondents can contact one another if that seems helpful. I’ve been in touch with Kamau who thinks this useful. Any messages from him will be posted here. Anyone who wishes to link to this site is welcome to: not everyone who might wish to help is on a Poetry Listserve.

The email address is:savecowpastor@gmail.com

1 comment:

Site Administrator said...

Another deep and interesting blog.