Savacou

Infobox Magazine
title = Savacou Magazine

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editor = Edward Kamau Brathwaite, Andrew Salkey, and John La Rose
frequency = infrequently
circulation =
category = Cultural-Political Magazine
company = Private
firstdate = 1970
country = Flag|Jamaica
language = English
website =
issn =

Savacou Magazine was founded in 1970 by Edward Kamau Brathwaite, Andrew Salkey, and John La Rose. Savacou grew out of a Caribbean Arts Movement of the 1960's that was mostly concerned with Caribbean artistic production and with consolidating a broad artistic alliance between all 'Third World' peoples.

However, Savacou was more than just an archipelago for new black voices; it sought to critically challenge Eurocentric norms through which the post-colonial nation-states in the Caribbean were being constructed. Central to this challenge was its development of a new critical vernacular, a practice of criticism that simultaneously gave form to, and spoke from within, a Caribbean cultural-political tradition.

Savacou took its first bold step in 1970, with its combined third and forth edition of New Writing. Featuring oral-based poetics, performance poetry and Creole verse, the issue exploded traditional divisions between words and music, literature and street culture, textuality and orality, exposing the colonizing presence of standard literary formats and provoking major debates and discussions in literary circles.

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