Bread by Kamau Brathwaite

About the author

Caribbean poet

Biblical Allusions

title white dream sacrifice of Isaac dream of the soil When Adam and Eve were cast out of the Garden of Eden flesh of god balaam

Paints a picture of poverty, of starvation, of nothing sanctimonious

wife has to sell herself to feed her family

bread = sustenance; and even that is dwindling

about how life has become hopeless

contrast between haves and havenots (motorcars while the wife is stripped to bare minimum)