Books for Independent Thinkers

Stewart Brown

Stewart Brown has taught in Jamaica, Nigeria and Britain. He is now a lecturer at the Centre of West African Studies, University of Birmingham. He is the editor of several anthologies of Caribbean literature, including critical work on Derek Walcott and E.K. Brathwaite.

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  1. All Are Involved: The Art Of Martin Carter
    This book sets out to celebrate Martin Carter's life and work and to establish a context for reading his poetry. Learn More »
  2. Elsewhere

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    The poems in this collection encompass Africa, the Caribbean, Wales and England; and range from the sweep of imperial history and its painful aftermath, to the intimacies of domestic life Learn More »
  3. The Bowling was Superfine: West Indian Writing and West Indian Cricket
    Stewart Brown and Ian McDonald present a multi-faceted portrait of the significance of cricket to the Caribbean and the attraction of Caribbean cricket to the outside world. Learn More »
  4. Tourist, Traveller, Troublemaker: Essays on Poetry
    This isn’t a conventional book of academic essays, though these pieces on Caribbean, African, British and American poets are always scholarly and intellectually rigorous. They are particularly rewarding as the work of a practicing poet writing about those of his peers whose work he admires. Learn More »
  5. The Art of Kamau Brathwaite
    Kamau Brathwaite is arguably the most original poet yet to emerge from the Caribbean; in terms of his technical experimentation with form and language and the sheer scale and ambition of his work he is certainly the most adventurous. Learn More »
  6. Lugard's Bridge
    In Lugard's Bridge Stewart Brown divides the post-imperial world into home and abroad, and explores it through his original and beautifully-made poetry. He looks ironically at the recording of colonial history and at the new face of imperialism in the Third world: tourism. Learn More »
  7. The Art of Derek Walcott
    Derek Walcott is a poet of international stature: his work appeals to both academic and popular audiences and is read throughout the world. Immensely talented as a poet, he is also a fine dramatist, a thoughtful essayist and gifted painter. Learn More »

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