Kamau Brathwaite was born in Barbados in 1930. He graduated from Cambridge University with a B.A. in history in the early ’50s, and received his Ph.D from the University of Sussex in 1968. He lived and worked in Ghana from 1955 to 1962. The Arrivants: A New World Trilogy (1973), the second trilogy, Mother Poem, Sun Poem (1982) and X/Self (1987) deÔ¨Åned Brathwaite’s international reputation. He has taught at the University of the West Indies and is currently lecturing at New York University. He lives New York and in CowPastor, Barbados.