St. Martin cultural workers at Kamau Brathwaite’s official funeral in Barbados. | SMN News

PHILIPSBURG:— The official funeral for internationally acclaimed poet and Barbadian academic Kamau Brathwaite, was held last Friday at James Street Methodist Church, Bridgetown, Barbados.
The family of Kamau Brathwaite, including his wife Beverley, son Michael Kwesi Brathwaite, and an elderly sister sat in the front pews. Friends, colleagues, and noted Bajan cultural artists and scholars were among the near 200 people at the final farewell. The remains of the deceased were placed before the altar in a gold-colored casket, said Jacqueline Sample, president of HNP, Brathwaite’s St. Martin publisher.
“I had to be here for Kamau and

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