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BROTHERHOOD OF THE SPURS
Lasana M. Sekou
In Brotherhood of the
Spurs, a collection of four short stories, Lasana M. Sekou continues his
now familiar exploration of the ancestral memory of African Diasporas which have
left their creative imprint on all corners of the Caribbean and the major
cities of the American mainland. He can evoke with an astonishing intimacy the
pastoral rhytms of an old Ashanti village, or trading city on the eve of
European arrival which meant rape, pillage and tragic severance of a people
from the veins of an ancient heritage. And it is all rendered without any trace
of sentimentality or morbid indulgence.
It is his skillful interplay of memory and imagination which allows Sekou to take us across oceans and divers cultures, domestic turbulence and territorial rivalries, without any feeling of rupture or discontinuity in the central theme of the narrative, which is the discovery and collective self-realization of a Caribbean people, whether their acquired indentifications be with St. Martin, Aruba, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guadeloupe, Haiti, St. Thomas, Trinidad, Antigua, Saba Anguilla. there is room for all in this imaginary family which has made of archipelago probably the first example of a global village.
LASANA M. SEKOU is a Caribbean writer from St. Martin. He is the author of poetry, monologues, essays, and short stories. His Love Songs Make You Cry, Nativity, The Salt Reaper, 37 Poems and Brotherhood of the Spurs have been required reading at Caribbean, North American, and European universities; taught in high schools; and dramatized on stage and in carnival presentations.
Sekou has recited his poetry in the Caribbean, U.S., South America, Africa, Europe, and Asia. His poetry has been translated into Spanish, Dutch, French, German, Turkish, and Chinese. Sekou is an advocate for the independence of St. Martin, a colony of France and the Netherlands.
English | paperback | 171 pages | House of Nehesi Publishers | St. Martin | 2007