Kamau Brathwaite

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Birthday
11, 1930
Birthplace
Barbados
Birth Sign
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Birthday
11, 1930 (age 89)
Birthplace
Barbados

About

Caribbean poet and academic known for a 2006 Griffin Poetry Prize-winning collection entitled Born to Slow Horses. His scholarly works include History of the Voice and Afternoon of the Status Crow.

Before Fame

He studied at Harrison College, Pembroke College, and Cambridge University and later co-founded the Caribbean Artists Movement.

Trivia

He began teaching in the Comparative Literature Department at New York University in 1992.

Family Life

He married his first wife, Doris Monica Wellcome, in 1960; later, he wed Beverley Reid.

Associated With

He and Canadian author Alden Nowlan were both recipients of Guggenheim Fellowships.