23 July 2015

Making History - Édouard Glissant And Linton Kwesi Johnson On Identity

This short film is a classic. The late French Caribbean writer Édouard Glissant (1928 – 2011) and the Britisch Jamaican Dub poet Linton Kwesi Johnson discuss the concept of identity.

 The late writer Édouard Glissant (1928 – 2011) is widely acknowledged as one of the most important Caribbean writers of the past half-century. In 2002, Linton Kwesi Johnson became the only second living poet and first black poet to have his work published in Penguin`s Modern Classic series. Both poets are major key-figures of this and the last century, Linton Kwesi Johnson, the father of Dub poetry and Edouard Glissant, has been nominated for the Nobel Prize in literature for his writings on creolization processes and aesthetics of worldliness. These two friends meet on a summer day....




Starring Edouard Glissant, Linton Kwesi Johnson and Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, with music by Linton Kwesi Johnson and Paul D. Miller a.k.a. DJ Spooky That Subliminal Child. I loved the conversation and the atmosphere.

You can see the entire film at Culture unplugged

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