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Christmas in Another Color: Children’s Books for the Holiday Season

I have, in previous years, complained about the whiteness of Christmas books, so it is pleasant to be able to report *some* progress recently in British books that represent a wider variety of people.  958 more words

Children's Literature

Nature Trail (Benjamin Zephaniah)

At the bottom of my garden
There’s a hedgehog and a frog
And a lot of creepy-crawlies
Living underneath a log,
There’s a baby daddy long legs… 155 more words

Personal Development

Xmas 1986

The Hackney Empire’s opening night with Roland Muldoon at the helm in 1986.
Some good poets on the bill.


Poem by Benjamin Zephaniah

 Before you start to read this blog, this is a evaluation of a poem written for an English Essay and i thought why not share it as this is my first post. 1,427 more words

Benjamin Zephaniah

Ben Zephaniah Aklam Hall

Benjamin Zephaniah’s poem about a fascist attack, and the people fighting back, at the Aklam Hall in Ladbroke Grove from Tirane Thrash, number 2, 1984.



Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends for tomorrow.

(Sweet potatoes with marshmallows??!!)

I hope you will not be offended by these – to my mind excellent  – lines by the wonderful Benjamin Zephaniah. 308 more words