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Fiction. Short stories. Lasana M. Sekou is the author of 11 books of poetry, monologues, and short stories. He is the leading writer of St. Martin and is considered one of the prolific Caribbean poets of his generation. His writings are taught in high schools and dramatized on stage and in carnival presentations. Brotherhood of the Spurs is his latest collection of short sFiction. Short stories. Lasana M. Sekou is the author of 11 books of poetry, monologues, and short stories. He is the leading writer of St. Martin and is considered one of the prolific Caribbean poets of his generation. His writings are taught in high schools and dramatized on stage and in carnival presentations. Brotherhood of the Spurs is his latest collection of short stories. "Brotherhood of The Spurs brings a new dimension to the growing stature of Lasana M. Sekou as a St. Martin and Caribbean writer" - George Lamming....

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ISBN : 9780913441220
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 171 Pages
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Brotherhood of the Spurs Reviews

  • Marisa Bantjes
    2018-12-08 05:53

    Excellent book. I agree with Dr Joanna Rummens in her introduction to this book, and I borrow heavily from her insights in my review (couldn't say it any better). It is a book "full of spellbinding poetic narratives, compelling, beautifully and powerfully written, rich in fertile imagery, symbolic allusions..., 'national" reference and socio-political commentary. The language is amazing, you can tell that Sekou is a poet, bringing to so vividly to life in his prose the "hypnotic rhythms and richly hued tapestry of Caribbean life."These four short stories vividly depict past, present and future struggles, "suffering and sacrifice, courage and resilience" of the people of St Martin, from the olden times of slavery through to an imaginary future. As in the other book I read by Sekou, "Love songs make you cry", "human relationships and the redeeming and healing power of love, patience and forgiveness, commitment to family and country are celebrated in these stories".'The Salting', a story about how an young girl , an African princess, is robbed and taken into slavery to St Martin, makes you cry and almost physically experience the cruelty of the slave trade.'The Wake', tells a secret family story, showing male-female relations and the psychology of the effects of a violent event on the lives of those concerned. Love, patience and forgiveness win, heal and redeem all.'Brotherhood of Spurs'describes the culture of cockfighting in St Martin. The story is full of symbolism of struggle, love and ties which unite.'Firespill' is a futuristic political commentary about the fulfillment of the St Martin dream of unification, in a high-tech sci-fi global-world setting.Now I want to read Sekou's poetry.