Projects and Courses

Kamau at 90

Dr. Aaron Kamugisha (University of the West Indies at Cave Hill, Barbados)

Aaron Kamugisha applauding for presenter

Given the challenges for learning and online instruction during the pandemic, the course took a more traditional format focused on the lifework of Barbadian poet Kamau Brathwaite, who passed away early in the semester.


Course poster

Dr. Kamugisha’s course focused on Brathwaite’s lifework alongside other writing and criticism

Kamau Brathwaite at the Poetry Foundation

Brathwaite published over 10 poetry collections, including poems such as “Bermudas” and “Bread.”

Brathwaite on PennSound

A selection of audio recordings of Brathwaite’s readings of his work.