Overview

Too Black, Too Strong is Benjamin Zephaniah's latest collection from Bloodaxe, addressing the struggles of black Britain more forcefully than all his previous books. It includes poems written while working with Michael Mansfield QC and other Tooks barristers on the Stephen Lawrence case and other high profile political trials. Zephaniah is a poet who won't stay silent, who doesn't pull any punches, writing out of a sense of urgency and a commitment to social justice.
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Too Black, Too Strong

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Overview

Too Black, Too Strong is Benjamin Zephaniah's latest collection from Bloodaxe, addressing the struggles of black Britain more forcefully than all his previous books. It includes poems written while working with Michael Mansfield QC and other Tooks barristers on the Stephen Lawrence case and other high profile political trials. Zephaniah is a poet who won't stay silent, who doesn't pull any punches, writing out of a sense of urgency and a commitment to social justice.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780370156
  • Publisher: Bloodaxe Books
  • Publication date: 7/21/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 88
  • File size: 250 KB

Table of Contents

What Am I Going On About? 9
Bought And Sold 15
What If 17
Breakfast in East Timor 18
What Stephen Lawrence Has Taught Us 20
To Ricky Reel 22
To Michael Menser 24
Having a Word 25
Reminders 26
Appeal Dismissed 27
Chant of a Homesick Nigga 28
This Be The Worst 30
Time 31
The Woman Has to Die 32
Kill Them Before Ramadan 33
The Empire Comes Back 34
The Men From Jamaica Are Settling Down 35
I Neva Shot De Sheriff 41
Carnival Days 45
Naked 47
Adultery 51
Going Cheap 52
Christmas Has Been Shot 53
Two Dozen Babylon 55
Three Black Males 56
We People Too 57
Anti-Slavery Movements 61
Knowing Me 62
The Race Industry 65
Biko the Greatness 66
Derry Sunday 68
The One Minutes of Silence 69
The Drunk on Green Street 72
The Ride 73
To Do Wid Me 74
Nu Blue Suede Shoes 78
The Approved School of Reggae 80
Do Something Illegal 82
Translate 83
The London Breed 84
Heroes 85
The Big Bang 86
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