Brathwaite and the Palimpsestic Poem-lecture

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An exploration of the late Barbadian poet and historian Kamau Brathwaite's poem-lecture ConVERSations with Nathaniel Mackey. In the article I attempt to classify the publication as a palimpsest and discuss this as an anti-hierarchical textual format that allows for submerged voices to break through the textual surface.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInterviewing the Caribbean
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)70-77
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 30 Dec 2020


  • poetics
  • decoloniality
  • postcolonial linguistics
  • Caribbean Sea
  • critical geography
  • history of publishing

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