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I Am Nobody's Nigger

Written by Dean Atta

I Am Nobody's Nigger Synopsis

Revolutionary, reflective and romantic, I Am Nobody's Nigger is the powerful debut collection by one of the UK's finest emerging poets. Exploring race, identity and sexuality, Dean Atta shares his perspective on family, friendship, relationships and London life, from riots to one-night stands.

I Am Nobody's Nigger Press Reviews

'The Gil Scott Heron of his generation' Charlie Dark; 'Righteous and forceful' Peter Tatchell; 'A spoken word master' Hackney Hive; 'One of the UK's finest poets' Time Out London; `Go Dean Atta. Speak the truth. Tweet the truth. Upload it. Let it ring out over the digital domain and strike at the heart of the offline wireless and disconnected.' Lemn Sissay; `Dean Atta's poetry is as honest as truth itself. He follows no trend; he seeks no favours ... Beyond black, beyond white, beyond straight, beyond gay, so I say. Love your eyes over these words of truth. You will be uplifted.' Benjamin Zephaniah

Book Information

ISBN: 9781908906168
Publication date: 18th February 2013
Author: Dean Atta
Publisher: The Westbourne Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 112 pages

About Dean Atta

Dean Atta's debut poetry collection, I Am Nobody's Nigger, was shortlisted for the Polari First Book Prize. His poems deal with themes of race, gender, identity and growing up, and have appeared on BBC One's The One Show and several times on BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service and Channel 4. Dean was named as one of the most influential LGBT people in the UK by the Independent on Sunday. He regularly performs across the UK and internationally. Photo credit Thomas Sammut.

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