The Poet's Africa: Africanness in the Poetry of Nicolas Guillen and Aime Cesaire

Synopsis

This work is the first to study the writings of Nicolas Guillen and Aime Cesaire in a comparative framework, exploring their poetry as the exemplification of Negritude art and Caribbean writing. Using non-canonical theories of literary and cultural analysis, Kubayanda proposes and demonstrates an original Caribbean poetics, anchored in Africa's cultural systems and linked to Afro-American protest thought. Focusing on race, culture, roots, and history, the book discusses the relationships between creative writing, the idea of Africa, and the rediscovery of African values in the Caribbean.