The Arrivants: A New World Trilogy (Rights of Passage; Islands; Masks)

Paperback | April 1, 1981

byEdward K. Brathwaite

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Here for the first time in a single volume is Edward Brathwaite's Caribbean trilogy - Rights of Passage, Masks, and Islands - a brilliant exploration of the predicament of the contemporary New World Negro.Through the tension of jazz/folk rhythm, through historical flashbacks, and excursions to Europe, New York and Africa, the poet interweaves the past and present of his Caribbean homeland - its natural beauty, its violent history, the values that sustain its people - into a vigorous and distinctivepoetic statement.

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Here for the first time in a single volume is Edward Brathwaite's Caribbean trilogy - Rights of Passage, Masks, and Islands - a brilliant exploration of the predicament of the contemporary New World Negro.Through the tension of jazz/folk rhythm, through historical flashbacks, and excursions to Europe, New York and Africa, the poet inte...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 7.8 × 5.08 × 0.63 inPublished:April 1, 1981Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0199111030

ISBN - 13:9780199111039

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"To my mind a major poem and a major work of New Literature in English....Braithwaite and Derek Walcott should be required reading in contemporary poetry."--Ashley Halpe, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka