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Linton Kwesi Johnson and Edward Brathwaite. Poet as Historical Witness

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    01:33:13

  • Shelf mark

    C95/2

  • Subjects

    Literature

  • Recording date

    1981-06-10

  • Is part of (Collection)

    ICA Talks

  • Recording locations

    Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, England, UK

  • Authors

    Brathwaite, Edward, 1930-

  • Recordist

    ICA

  • Speakers

    Brathwaite, Edward, 1930- (male), Johnson, Linton Kwesi, 1952- (male), Larose, John (male)

  • Description

    Brathwaite and Johnson read from and discuss their work. Brathwate reads the following poems: 'It's not Enough to Be Free; sections from 'Rites of Passage'; 'Skin, Whiplash'; 'Whom Does Death Overlook'; 'But I Return To Find Jack Kennedy Invading Cuba'; 'Cattletrain'; 'The Twist'; 'Starvation'; 'Caliban, Like to Play Pan at the Carnival'; 'Brotherman The Rastaman'; 'Caliban's Song and Prospero's Song'. Kwesi Johnson reads the following poems: 'Five Nights of Bleeding'; 'Down the Road'; 'It No Funny'; 'England Is a Bitch'; 'Reality Poem'; 'Reggae for Rodney'; I Saw the Water Was Deep'; 'Jamdown'.

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