Benjamin Obadiah Iqbal Zephaniah was born and raised in Birmingham. His poetry is strongly in uenced by the music and poetry of Jamaica and what he calls ‘street politics’. He has read all around the world, from Argentina to Palestine, in prisons, theatres, youth clubs and demonstrations, taking poetry to those who don’t read books. He has released several records.
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