Linton Kwesi Johnson

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Time Come: Selected Prose by Linton Kwesi Johnson review – voice of a generation
A collection of the radical poet’s writing charts a groundbreaking career chronicling the black British experience

Yohann Koshy

22, Apr, 2023 @6:30 AM

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Time Come by Linton Kwesi Johnson review – 50 years of rhyme and rage
The poet’s collection of essays, an archive of social and racial flashpoints, pay tribute to the Caribbean artists whose radicalism shaped his verse

Colin Grant

09, Apr, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Linton Kwesi Johnson: ‘I certainly did not see myself as an angry young black poet’
The poet and activist’s life in verse has chronicled black British history. He talks about remaining hopeful, integrity, and taking 20 years to find his voice

Sean O’Hagan

31, Jul, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Sarah White obituary
Anti-racism activist and co-founder of New Beacon Books, Britain’s first specialist black bookshop and publishing company

Margaret Busby

16, Feb, 2022 @7:10 PM

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Dennis Bovell: ‘I’m still angry about the six months I was jailed, wrongfully’
The reggae musician and producer, 68, tells James McMahon about Bob Marley, Linton Kwesi Johnson, police intimidation, impressing his dad and writing songs in prison to vent his anger

James McMahon

06, Nov, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze obituary
Poet who expressed female experience through dub and was a powerful performer of her own work

Lyn Innes

11, Aug, 2021 @8:42 AM

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On my radar: John Cooper Clarke's cultural highlights
The poet on vintage TV, elegant writing about architecture and Dylan’s endearing take on the Great American Songbook

Kadish Morris

17, Oct, 2020 @2:00 PM

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Writers need PEN more than ever
A century after the international association of writers was founded, authors are under unprecedented threat

Philippe Sands

15, Oct, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Eritrean poet Amanuel Asrat named International Writer of Courage
The author, imprisoned without charge since 2001, was chosen to share the PEN Pinter prize by 2020’s winner Linton Kwesi Johnson

Alison Flood

13, Oct, 2020 @11:36 AM

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Black people will not be respected until our history is respected | Benjamin Zephaniah
My teachers, and the police who beat me up, all thought our past had no value. But now there’s hope things might change, says poet Benjamin Zephaniah

Benjamin Zephaniah

12, Oct, 2020 @11:11 AM

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I Wanna Be Yours by John Cooper Clarke review – chapter and verse
This riveting memoir of the Salford dandy’s ascent to national treasuredom charms with tales of heroin and Sugar Puffs

Anthony Quinn

11, Oct, 2020 @6:00 AM

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'Living legend' Linton Kwesi Johnson wins PEN Pinter prize
The pioneer of dub poetry has been hailed for his ‘political ferocity’ and ‘tireless scrutiny of history’

Alison Flood

07, Jul, 2020 @9:59 AM

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