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A new poetry collection from renowned performance poet Benjamin Zephaniah, celebrating the diversity of British society.
A unique portrait of British children, Benjamin has written 12 poems, each one about a child in his or her home environment. The children are from a range of backgrounds and cultures and the book challenges traditional perceptions of the way children live.
It shows that despite their differences, children have many similar preoccupations whatever their cultural background. We Are Britain springs from the rich interaction between many peoples which characterises modern Britain.
Illustrated with Prodeepta Das' vibrant photographs, this is a fascinating and fun collection which children will love.
|Publication date:||1st February 2003|
|Publisher:||Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd|
|Year Groups:||Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2|
|Topics:||People / Places, Poetry, Religion / Bible Stories|
Poet, novelist and playwright Benjamin Zephaniah was born on 15 April 1958. He grew up in Jamaica and the Handsworth district of Birmingham, England, leaving school at 14. He moved to London in 1979 and published his first poetry collection, Pen Rhythm, in 1980. Benjamin Zephaniah is an internationally renowned performance poet and acclaimed author of bestselling YA novels: FACE, GANGSTA RAP, TEACHER’S DEAD, REFUGEE BOY and TERROR KID. He has been Writer in Residence at the Africa Arts Collective in Liverpool and Creative Artist in Residence at Cambridge University, and was a candidate for the post of Professor of Poetry at ...More About Benjamin Zephaniah