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Activity 1


Triangular trade.
Text A
Limbo, Edward Kamau Brathwaite, 1988.

[...] limbo
limbo like me
long dark deck and the water surrounding me
long dark deck and the silence is over me
limbo like me
stick is the whip
and the dark deck is slavery [..]

Limbo, Edward Kamau Brathwaite, 1988.

Edward Kamau Brathwaite
Text B
Old World New World, John Agard, 2003

[...] Spices and gold once cast a spell
On bearded men in caravels.
New World New World cried history
Old World Old World sighed every tree.
But Indian tribes long long ago
Had sailed this archipelago.
They who were used to flutes of bone
Translated talk of wind on stone. [...]

Old World New World, John Agard, 2003.

 John Agard
Text C
A Far Cry From Africa, Derek Walcott, 2007.

[...] I who am poisoned with the blood of both,
Where shall I turn, divided to the vein?
I who have cursed
The drunken officer of British rule, how choose
Between this Africa and the English tongue I love?
Betray them both, or give back what they give?
How can I face such slaughter and be cool?
How can I turn from Africa and live? [...]

A Far Cry From Africa, Derek Walcott, 2007.

Derek Walcott
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You are in charge of one poem.

Workbook p. 100

Observe the map illustrating the triangular trade. Explain it in your own words.

a. What are the main themes of the poem? Pick out the nouns that refer to:

the sea
the body

b. Which period in history does it refer to? Justify.

Useful vocabulary: As far as I’m concerned, the main theme is…
The themes of… are explored.
The lexical field of... is illustrated by...

Let's talk this out!

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Share your findings with your classmates and learn about the other poems.

What may be the main features of Caribbean poetry (themes, language, rhythm, etc.)?


  • strong / powerful (adj.)
  • well-known / famous (adj.)
  • rhyming pattern (exp.)
  • stylistic device (exp.)
  • excerpt /ˈɛksɜːpt/ (n.)
  • freedom (n.)
  • convey / evoke (v.)
  • ship / send (v.)

Over to you!

The Power of Caribbean poetry conference

Let’s use what you have learnt in and / or !

Write an acrostic poem using the letters of the word “Caribbean” to present during the conference at Homerton College, Cambridge, to promote the diffusion of Caribbean poetry. Explain your choice for each word or expression.

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