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Kamau Brathwaite
BornLawson Edward Brathwaite
(1930-05-11)11 May 1930
Bridgetown, Barbados
Died4 February 2020(2020-02-04) (aged 89)
Pen nameEdward Brathwaite; Edward Kamau Brathwaite
OccupationPoet, academic
Notable work(s)Rights of Passage (1967)
Relative(s)Joan Brathwaite
The Honourable Edward Kamau Brathwaite, CHB (/kəˈm ˈbræθwt/; 11 May 1930 – 4 February 2020)[1] was a Barbadian poet and academic. He was thought to be one of the major voices in the Caribbean literary canon.[2] He was a professor of Comparative Literature at New York University.

Brathwaite was the 2006 International Winner of the Griffin Poetry Prize, for his poem Born to Slow Horses.[3]