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Book Review: Kung Fu Trip by Benjamin Zephaniah

There are very few living poets I could name and even less I could recognise. In fact other than Zephaniah, I can’t think of any. 143 more words


A tale to tell ...

In an episode of Treasures of the British Library, Benjamin Zephaniah referred to a recurring theme in reggae music of “what about the half that has never been told?” 10 more words


Hillingdon Literary Festival - An Interview with Seb Jenner

Words by Stephen Powdril

The Hillingdon Literary Festival (HiLF), held at Brunel University, has been championing the voices of both established and emerging writers since 2015 and this year is looking to be the best yet. 849 more words


All Out For The Miners

In February 1985 a ton, 16 tons if you will, of acts booked by Apples and Snakes, Alternative Arts, Cast New Variety, and Ragged Trousered Cabaret picketed Neasden power station. 41 more words


Ben Zephaniah In Marxism Today

Marxism Today, March 1985

Interview with Benjamin Zephaniah

27-year-old Benjamin Zephaniah who lives in London’s East End has been nicknamed ‘The Bard of Stratford’ by sections of the press. 2,403 more words


Swingeing London

Many of the New Variety acts, there were always poets on the bill, supporting the GLC which was fighting to remain after Thatcher decided the best way to shatter it’s left wing influence was to abolish. The NME, 24 March, 1985 reviews.