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Stewart Brown (born 1951 in Southampton, UK)[1] is an English poet, university lecturer and scholar of African and Caribbean Literature.[2]


Life and studyEdit

Stewart Brown is an English-born lecturer in Caribbean and African culture, particularly Literature, at the Centre of West African Studies, University of Birmingham, since 1988, and has also spent periods teaching in schools and universities in Jamaica, Nigeria, Wales and Barbados.[2]

He studied at Nottingham College of Education (a forerunner of Trent University) from 1969 to 1972, Falmouth School of Art (now Falmouth University) from 1975 to 1978, the University of Sussex (1978–79), and the University of Wales, Aberystwyth (now Aberystwyth University) from 1982 to 1987.

One of the foremost scholars of West Indian literature in the UK, Brown has edited several seminal works on the subject. He has taught at Bayero University, Nigeria, and at the University of the West Indies, at its Jamaica and Barbados campuses.

As an artist, in the 1970s he had several solo shows of paintings in Jamaica and the UK, and more recently his work has been exhibited in Birmingham, in Barbados, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and in Guyana. Also a poet, he received a Gregory Award in 1976 and has subsequently published four collections of poems.


  • (Ed.), Caribbean Poetry Now (Edward Arnold, 1984; revised 2nd edition 1992, ISBN 978-0340573792).
  • (Ed.) The Art of Kamau Brathwaite (Seren, 1995, ISBN 9781854110923).
  • Elsewhere: New and Selected Poems (Leeds: Peepal Tree Press, 1999).[3]
  • Kiss and Quarrel: Yoruba/English Strategies of Mediation [ed.] (Birmingham: Birmingham University Centre of African Studies Series 5, 2000, ISBN 978-0704422834).
  • All Are Involved: The Art of Martin Carter (Leeds: Peepal Tree Press, 2000).[4]
  • Tourist, Traveller, Troublemaker: Essays on Poetry (Leeds: Peepal Tree Press, 2007).
  • The Bowling was Superfine: West Indian Writing and West Indian Cricket [ed. with Ian McDonald] (Leeds: Peepal Tree Press, paperback 2012, ISBN 978-1845230548).[5]


  1. ^ Stewart Brown profile. Accessed 4 July 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Stewart Brown: All Are Involved: The Art Of Martin Carter", Voice of Guyana International.
  3. ^ "Elsewhere: New and Selected Poems (Review)", World Literature Today, 22 June 2000.
  4. ^ "All Are Involved: The Art of Martin Carter (Review)", World Literature Today, 1 January 2001.
  5. ^ Ugra, Sharda (24 February 2013). "The Bowling Was Superfine, Large-hearted, red-blooded, Caribbean". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 25 February 2013.

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