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CLIP 10297

Kamau Brathwaite - 'Ogun'

Kamau Brathwaite - 'Ogun'
Key Info
  • Kamau Brathwaite - 'Ogun'
  • Duration: 03:49
  • Kamau Brathwaite provides the historical background and thinking behind his poem 'Ogun'. The clip features footage of Ogun and where he lived and worked. He explains that the poem talks about the neglect of a culture and about the role of the drum within Barbadian culture, its link to slavery and how the drum relates to his poetry.
  • Subject:



    Poetry: World and Cultures

  • Keywords: Kamau Brathwaite, Ogun, poet, poem, cultures, Barbados, 1740, slavery, drum
Ideas for use in class
  • To provide background information on 'Ogun' and an introduction into the rhythm of Brathwaite's poetry.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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