The third part of Edward Brathwaite's trilogy of poems about the Negro's encounter with the New World 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 distinctive poetic statement. The author is a native of Barbados.--From publisher description.
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