Born OTD in 1958, British writer, musician, poet, actor and Rastafarian, Benjamin Zephaniah. Too Black Too Strong is Benjamin’s third collection from Bloodaxe. It addresses the struggles of black Britain more forcefully than all his previous books. With poems like ‘Chant of a Homesick Nigga’ & ‘Kill Them Before Ramadan’, he shows that he’s a poet who won’t stay silent, who doesn’t pull any punches, writing out of a sense of urgency & a commitment to social justice. He opens this hard-hitting & blackly funny book of poems with an outspoken comment on where he’s coming from, setting his poetry against the political landscape of Britain.

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Addresses the problems of Black Britain. This work includes poems written, while the author was working with Michael Mansfield QC on the Stephen Lawrence case and other high profile political trails. It is hard hitting and blackly funny.

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