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Linton Kwesi Johnson: Selected Poems

by Linton Kwesi Johnson - £9.99  Penguin Books Ltd (2006)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9780141025018 | ISBN 10: 0141025018


Pioneering poet Linton Kwesi Johnson revolutionized literary English with his electrifying fusion of oral verse, Jamaican Creole, radical politics and dub rhythms. This major selection covers over three decades and includes classic early poems like Inglan is a Bitch and Tings an Times as well as powerful recent work.

"We are lucky to have the poems collected here for us to quote and remorize; we can remind ourselves of a world where art retains its dual function of pleasure and amelioration. Let us sing and dance to the expression of the age-old ideals with LKJ..."
(Fred D'Aguiar)

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