Kwame Heshimu

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Adjunct Instructor, Tutor Humanities & Media Studies, Writing Center kheshimu@pratt.edu 718.636.3459 p Brooklyn Campus, North Hall 101

Current Course Listing (6)

20/FA-HMS-101A-01 Literary and Critical Studies I

20/FA-HMS-101A-02 Literary and Critical Studies I

21/SP-HMS-201A-01 Literary and Critical Studies II

21/SP-HMS-201A-02 Literary and Critical Studies II

21/SP-HMS-496A-01 Creative Writing for Art and Design Practice

21/SP-HMS-696A-01 Writing for Art and Design Practice

Education

B.A. English (specialization in writing), New York University.

Biography

Kwame Heshimu grew in the shadow of the Blue Mountain. Son of a Cuban expatriate, and a mother, descendant of Jamaican maroons, he spent his childhood in one of the most inaccessible communities on the island. His grandfather, a saxophonist with dance bandleader Ray Coburn, frequently accompanied Rastafarian drummers. Kwame not only became enthralled with the music, but with the Rastafarian vocabulary, or Iyaric, an intentionally created dialect of English, reflecting their desire to take forward language and confront Babylon system. His romance with word, sound, and power had begun.