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Kamau Brathwaite Edward Kamau Brathwaite (born 11 May 1930, Bridgetown, Barbados) is widely considered one of the major voices in the Caribbean literary canon.[1] A professor of Comparative Literature at New York University,[1] Brathwaite is the 2006 International Winner of the Griffin Poetry Prize, for his volume of poetry Born to Slow Horses.[2]

Brathwaite holds a Ph.D. from the University of Sussex (1968)[2] and was the co-founder of the Caribbean Artists Movement (CAM).[3] He received both the Guggenheim and Fulbright Fellowships in 1983,[2] and is a winner of the 1994 Neustadt International Prize for Literature,[2] the Bussa Award, the Casa de las Américas Prize for poetry,[2] and the 1999 Charity Randall Citation for Performance and Written Poetry from the International Poetry Forum.[4]

Brathwaite is noted[5] for his studies of Black cultural life.