A selection of Linton Kwesi Johnson's poems over three decades. Ranging from protests against police brutality to eulogies for departed friends and playful celebrations of urban life, Johnson's use of Jamaican dialect to tackle distinctly British subjects contributed to a revolution in the notion of literary English. Mi Revalueshanary Fren charts the unique literary talent of one of Britain's most influential poets and social critics.
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"The lyrically enchanting Jamaican Creole he utilizes in his poetry...has made LKJ a serious literary figure in England."About the Author:
Linton Kwesi Johnson was born in Jamica in 1952. He came to Britain in 1963. Educated at the University of London, he was awarded a C Day Lewis Fellowship in 1977. Johnson's first collection Voices of the Living and the Dead was published in 1974 and he went on to published four collections of poetry and a number of albums. Johnson continues to perform internationally and his work has been translated into italian and German.
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Book Description Penguin Classic, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0141186984