Benjamin Zephaniah

Benjamin Zephaniah is a British writer who won the BBC Young Playwright’s Award and received honorary doctorates from several universities in the United Kingdom. His work was included in The Times list of 50 best post-war writers. Zephaniah has also released volumes of his music. 

Everybody Is Doing It

‘Everybody Is Doing It’ by Benjamin Zephaniah is a poem that, at first glance, would seem to describe a series of “dance[s]” that occur across the globe.

Save Our Sons (SOS)

‘Save Our Sons’ focuses on the struggle the African men of England have faced and continue to face against racism and violence.

The British (serves 60 Million)

‘The British (serves 60 Million)’ is a quirky and amusing poem celebrating the diverse cultural heritage of Great Britain.

The Death of Joy Gardner

‘The Death of Joy Gardner’ by Benjamin Zephaniah is a interesting narrative poem about an incident that took place in 1993.

The Race Industry

‘The Race Industry’ by Benjamin Zephaniah is, at least in part, autobiographical. It is a commentary on how society is quite authoritarian.


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