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Register and Subtext in “The London Breed” by Benjamin Zephaniah

Register is a great tool to utilize in fiction writing because it is a great way to make your characters believable, and it adds another dimension to the characters themselves. 210 more words

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Ranting On Vinyl

Seething Wells and Little Brother share an EP on Radical Wallpaper, it’s Swells’ second, and Benjamin Zephaniah has one to himself.
From the NME, 18 December, 1982

Ranters

postcard #37. All too human

We are all human. Koestler Awards
Spirit Level, Southbank, October 2016

This was the fourth year running I had visited the Koestler awards exhibition at Southbank and it was the ninth exhibition hosted by the Southbank. 1,208 more words

Prison

Saturday Links: Poetry and Fiction Edition

One of the best ways to create empathy and understanding towards different groups in society is through the power of storytelling, narrative and fiction. Once someone is able to see something from another perspective and is able to grasp a fraction of the emotions and motivation involved in a situation, then compassion and sympathy can be fostered. 314 more words

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Astounding art by British prisoners

Benjamin Zephaniah curates Koestler Trust exhibition at Southbank Centre

Artists often attend their own exhibitions at some stage, but not many will make this one. 1,135 more words

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I hope that you are enjoying the lovely weather.  If not, why not? You do realise that this is England don’t you? The weather will be back to normal before you can say ‘rain stopped play.’ 321 more words

NEWS: Benjamin Zephaniah Curates We Are All Human Exhibition

The internationally acclaimed writer, dub poet and musician will curate the latest annual Koestler Awards exhibition, which returns to the Southbank Centre from the 15th September.  313 more words