The Law Giver's Son: A Collection of Poems by Kwesi Amoah
Independently published, 2019
The Lawgiver’s Son is a collection of Maxwell’s early poems, which in their honesty and complexity cover various stages in the development of his consciousness and illustrates his psychological, spiritual, religious and cultural awakening to the truth of his identity as a African man living in a world that seeks to remake him in its image of non-historicity. The poems highlight his journey from childhood growing up in Jamaica in the tenement yards of Kingston, Nurtured and raised by a single mother along with an extended family as well as strangers. His poems are lyrical in nature drawing upon folklore, history, metaphysics, mythology, religion dancing between the dialectics of Western indoctrination and African liberation whilst embracing the dichotomy of double consciousness.