Benjamin Zephaniah

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Leading artists criticise Barbican’s collaboration with Israeli embassy for concert
Jerusalem Orchestra East & West’s performance ‘cynical attempt to re-brand apartheid as diversity’, claims letter by over 50 artists

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

01, Feb, 2023 @5:55 PM

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Stars urge Commonwealth to oppose UK plan to send refugees to Rwanda
Celebrities including Sophie Okonedo and David Harewood say scheme shows ‘colonial view’ of Africa as ‘dumping ground’

Geneva Abdul

25, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Student loan ban will hit dyslexic people hard, says Benjamin Zephaniah
Poet and Dragon’s Den entrepreneur Theo Paphitis join outcry against linking GCSE results to loan eligibility

Michael Savage Policy Editor

26, Feb, 2022 @1:27 PM

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Top 10 Christmas poems | Allie Esiri
Poets from Thomas Hardy to TS Eliot and Wendy Cope articulate the wonder – and dread – of the festive season

Allie Esiri

22, Dec, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Standing Firm: Football’s Windrush Story review – a damning history lesson with Benjamin Zephaniah
This essential documentary catalogues everything black footballers have done for the beautiful game – and the disgraceful abuse they have suffered in return

Stuart Jeffries

29, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Livestreamed documentary Rivercide to unmask UK’s water polluters
George Monbiot hosts innovative investigation naming the farms and water firms damaging Britain’s rivers

Tom Wall

14, Jul, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Fiction for older children review – wayward wizards and a war of the worlds
History and the mysteries of the human heart take centre stage in this month’s best tales

Kitty Empire

17, Nov, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Black History Month needs a wider focus | Letter
Letter: British colonial exploitation affected many countries, and the descendants of those who suffered should also have the opportunity to explore and criticise it, writes Peter Rowlands


18, Oct, 2020 @4:32 PM

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Benjamin Zephaniah: 'Coppers were standing on my back and I thought: OK, I’m going to die here.’
The poet and novelist has had a turbulent lockdown, with two relatives lost to Covid-19 and George Floyd’s death bringing back memories of his cousin, Mikey Powell, who was killed by the police in 2003

Simon Hattenstone

07, Jul, 2020 @7:24 AM

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Black Writers’ Guild calls for sweeping change in UK publishing
More than 100 authors join new body calling for the industry to address deep-seated inequalities in output and personnel

Sian Cain

15, Jun, 2020 @5:08 PM

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We can’t avoid the word empire when it still shapes our world | Afua Hirsch
Lisa Nandy’s pledge to remove the word from the honours system won’t erase the history it stands for, says Guardian columnist Afua Hirsch

Afua Hirsch

12, Feb, 2020 @4:59 PM

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Bob Marley's London home gets one of few blue plaques for black artists
Plaque at Chelsea house where reggae star lived in the 70s one of ‘unacceptably low’ number

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

01, Oct, 2019 @3:05 PM

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