Pioneering reggae poet Linton Kwesi Johnson revolutionised literary English with his electrifying fusion of oral verse, Jamaican Creole, radical politics and dub rhythms.
This major selection of his best poems includes many previously unpublished works. Covering three decades, they articulate the reality of the black experience in Britain, ranging from angry protests against racism and police brutality to moving eulogies for departed family and friends and playful celebrations of urban life.
There are classic poems from Johnson's early collections, including 'Inglan Is A Bitch' and 'Tings An Times', together with powerful recent works such as 'If I Woz A Tap-Natch Poet', 'BG (For Bernie Grant)' and 'New World Hawdah'.
- Publication Date:
- 02 / 07 / 2002
- 129 x 198mm