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The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah: The Autobiography

 

by Laila Benhaida; Trainee Archivist

The opening page to this book is a dedication to himself ‘there was a time when I thought I wouldn’t live to see thirty, I doubled that and now I’m sixty, well done Rastaman, you’re a survivor.  A black survivor.’   It is only when you read his journey you realise he truly is.

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Audre Lorde, a poet of incantatory power

By Jo Manby

Last month, 17 November, was the anniversary of the death of the poet Audre Lorde in 1992. Here, our book reviewer Jo writes about one of her best known and most accomplished collections of poetry, The Black Unicorn.