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The life and rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah : the autobiography
The life and rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah : the autobiography
Zephaniah, Benjamin2018
Books, Manuscripts
Benjamin Zephaniah, who has travelled the world for his art and his humanitarianism, now tells the one story that encompasses it all: the story of his life. In the early 1980s when punks and Rastas were on the streets protesting about unemployment, homelessness and the National Front, Benjamin's poetry could be heard at demonstrations, outside police stations and on the dance floor. His mission was to take poetry everywhere, and to popularise it by reaching people who didn't read books. His poetry was political, musical, radical and relevant. By the early 1990s, Benjamin had performed on every continent in the world and he hasn't stopped performing and touring since. Nelson Mandela, after hearing Benjamin's tribute to him while he was in prison, requested an introduction to the poet that grew into a lifelong relationship, inspiring Benjamin's work with children in South Africa.
London : Simon & Schuster, 2018.
333 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 24 cm
9781471168925 (hbk)
Dewey class:
821.92B/ZEP821.92 821.92ZEP
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