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AN ATTEMPT AT POETIC WHOLENESS: EDWARD KAMAU BRATHWAITE'S BORN TO SLOW HORSES (2005)

Dynamiques d'émancipation caribéenne dans la littérature et les arts
Date de publication : mai 2011
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In a largely autobiographical essay entitled'Timehri' the Barbadian poet
E.K. Brathwaite recalls how there was no "sense of'wholeness'" in the society
in which he grew up. In a way, he simply draws the same conclusion as others
from his generation, Wilson Harris, V.S. Naipaul, Derek Walcott1, and ack-
nowledges the hybridity upon which the Caribbean culture is irretrievably
based. Ever since that childhood, his texts have been attempting to reach a
synthetic vision, notably by mingling myths and languages or intertwining
stories and histories from all continents and periods. As Arnold writes about
the anonymous persona in The Arrivants, "the hero seeks […] renewal and
community, a home out of dispersal and dispossession, fragmentation and
exile" (159). More so in Born to Slow Horses than anywhere else, the conque-
ror is being ventriloquized by young Black islanders ("I be Columbus of my
ships", 31), memories of the Middle Passage are in

     
  • ISBN : 978-2-296-54936-4 • mai 2011 • 12 pages
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