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We Brits

by John Agard
£7.95   paperback  Bloodaxe Books Ltd (2006)

We Brits by John Agard John Agard has been subverting British poetry for the past 30 years with his mischievous, satirical fables which overturn all our expectations.
 
In We Brits, the Guyanese-born word magician gives an outsider-insider view of British life in poems which both challenge and cherish our peculiar culture and hallowed institutions. Some explore hidden connections in British history, while others are wildly inventive forays into comic territory: Shakespeare addresses the tabloids, Jesus, Buddha and Mohammed arrive in Britain at Gatwick, Heathrow and Dover, and all the foreign words flee the English dictionary.

"John Agard's poetry is a wonderful affirmation of life, in a language that is as vital and joyous as we are able to craft it in the Caribbean, in spite of our history of distress."
(David Dabydeen)

ISBN 13: 9781852247331 | ISBN 10: 1852247339