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- Weight: 907g
- Dimensions: 28.50cm x 12.30cm x 1.90cm
- ISBN: 09 13441 30 9
NATIONAL SYMBOLS OF ST. MARTIN
Lasana M. Sekou (ed.)
A first and fascinating labor of love and scholarship highlighting, in text and illustrations, St. Martin's people, history, culture and natural environment. Extensive bibliography.
“National Symbols of St. Martin affords the St. Martiner a better understanding of self and his environment. Here at last is a unique and prized compilation of cultural historical, and environmental information. This book affirms that we are a people. It allows us to look back with pride and move forward with renewed spirit and determination in the building of our nation.” - Shermina Powell-Richardson, Departmente of Culture, Philipsburg, St. Martin
"National Symbols stands out like a light shining into the future, like a rock and an ever-living tree to which we and unborn generations can and will be able to run to for rescue, revitalization, and shade." — Alain Richardson
LASANA M. SEKOU is a St. Martin, Caribbean author of poetry, monologues, short stories, and essays. Reviewers have compared Sekou's poetry to the works of Aimé Césaire, Oswald Mtshali, Kamau Brathwaite, Dylan Thomas, e.e. cummings, and Linton Kwesi Johnson. His Nativity, The Salt Reaper, 37 Poems, Love Songs Make you Cry and Brotherhood of the Spurs, all published by House of Nehesi, have been required reading at Caribbean, North American, and European universities. Sekou has performed his poetry throughout the Caribbean, USA, 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. Book of the Dead (House of Nehesi, 2016) and Hurricane Protocol (House of Nehesi, 2019) are his newest collections.
English | hardcover | 313 pages | House of Nehesi Publishers | St. Martin | 2004