What is the British poem about?
‘The British (serves 60 Million)’ by Benjamin Zephaniah is a poem about the diverse culture of Britain. As the title of the poem says, it is about the “60 Million” people living in Britain at that time when Benjamin Zephaniah was writing this verse. The cultural diversity of Britain is not a new phenomenon.
When was the poem the British published?
Poet Benjamin Zephaniah was born in West Midlands, UK, on April 15th, 1958. One of his most famous poems is The British, published in 2000. Imitating the form of a recipe and using the vocabulary of cooking, it talks about the history and making of the British People.
Who is the black poet with dreadlocks?
Benjamin Obadiah Iqbal Zephaniah
Benjamin Obadiah Iqbal Zephaniah (born 15 April 1958) is a British writer and dub poet….
|Benjamin Zephaniah, Waterstones, Piccadilly, London, December 2018|
|Born||Benjamin Obadiah Iqbal Zephaniah 15 April 1958 Handsworth, Birmingham, England|
|Occupation||Poet, playwright, author|
How did Benjamin Zephaniah write the book The British?
Angles, Saxons, Jutes and Vikings, then stir vigorously. Vietnamese and Sudanese. And turn up the heat. Then add to the melting pot. Leave the ingredients to simmer. Binding them together with English. Allow time to be cool. And enjoy.
When did Benjamin Zephaniah get an honorary degree?
However, Zephaniah has ended up the people’s poet. Today he holds a handful of honorary degrees. In 2008 he appeared in The Times list of top 50 post-war writers.
When does the life and rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah come out?
The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah. Benjamin Zephaniah is old. So he decided to write his autobiography. It documents his life from the sound systems of Birmingham to the world stage. The hardback was published in May 2018 followed by the paperback release in May 2019. Shortlisted for the National Book Awards and the Costa Book Awards.
What did Benjamin Zephaniah do in the melting pot?
Vietnamese and Sudanese. And turn up the heat. Then add to the melting pot. Leave the ingredients to simmer. Binding them together with English. Allow time to be cool. And enjoy. Note: All the ingredients are equally important. Treating one ingredient better than another will leave a bitter unpleasant taste.