Benjamin Zephaniah

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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

Letters

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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Britten Sinfonia / Gourlay review – Turnage and Clayton sing out for refugees
Poems on displacement by Benjamin Zephaniah, Brian Bilston, Dickinson and Auden drive a weighty new song cycle by Mark-Anthony Turnage, delivered masterfully by Allan Clayton

Andrew Clements

22, Sep, 2019 @11:32 AM

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A British honours system rooted in empire is not fit for purpose | Hugh Muir
For some minority Britons, receiving an honour is deeply problematic, says Hugh Muir, a senior assistant G1 editor

Hugh Muir

28, Jul, 2019 @4:08 PM

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Fewer than 2% of British children's authors are people of colour
Only 1.96% of authors and illustrators between 2007 and 2017 were British people of colour, compared to 13% of the population

Alison Flood

15, Apr, 2019 @3:00 PM

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Wanted: one royal versifier – an interest in trees and homeopathy an advantage | Catherine Bennett
With Carol Ann Duffy bowing out as poet laureate, others are courting the honour

Catherine Bennett

10, Nov, 2018 @6:59 PM

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