11/22/2011

5 Interesting Things About Lasana Sekou

Here are 5 interesting things I learned about our poet of the month, Lasana Sekou:

1. He has authored over 13 books

2. Because of his prolific writing, Lasana Sekou has been described by Dr. Armando Lampo as the 'Walcott of the Dutch Caribbean'

3. Sekou is a multilingual poet, and has written in Spanish, French, Dutch and Creole

4. In 1982, he founded the House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP)

5. He co-founded the St. Martin Book Fair in 2003 with Shujah Reiph.

So, the Caribbean is truly fortunate to have such a talented, forward-thinking and prolific writer!

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