The Arrivants: A New World Trilogy

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Oxford University Press, 1981 - Foreign Language Study - 275 pages
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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 anddistinctive poetic statement.

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Musical, fast-moving, and powerful, this collection is worth exploring when you have time to sit and simply read it straight through. While the poems can, for the most part, stand alone, the ... Read full review

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I have never read a book about Caribbean so i would love to read this book. It describes many different aspects of the culture. This book is over all historical.

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