Jan Carew

Jan_Carew_(24 September 1920 – 5 December 2012)

For his wiki entry click here …This feature page on Chickenbones, written by his dear friend and countryman Eusi Kwayana, contains detailed information on his life, career, and literary oeuvre.

Travel in peace, Baba Jan, on your journey to the village of the ancestors …


2 thoughts on “Jan Carew

  1. Thank you for this! I am so sorry! Jan was a professor of mine and I have been reading him all semester with my student in 3 courses!


    Assistant Professor of Sociology Department of Social Sciences Gardner Hall, Rm 137 (leave out in mailing address) University of Wisconsin-Platteville Platteville, WI 53818 (608) 342-1806 gagnek@uwplatt.edu

    “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”

    • Jan was my mentor and a dear friend. It’s great to know you’re using his incomparable work in your classes.We need to do everything we can to preserve and advance the rich legacy he has bestowed upon us



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