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Benjamin Zephaniah - Author


Poet, novelist and playwright Benjamin Zephaniah was born on 15 April 1958. He grew up in Jamaica and the Handsworth district of Birmingham, England, leaving school at 14. He moved to London in 1979 and published his first poetry collection, Pen Rhythm, in 1980.

He has been Writer in Residence at the Africa Arts Collective in Liverpool and Creative Artist in Residence at Cambridge University, and was a candidate for the post of Professor of Poetry at Oxford University. He holds an honorary doctorate in Arts and Humanities from the University of North London (1998), was made a Doctor of Letters by the University of Central England (1999)

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Terror Kid by Benjamin Zephaniah
Terror Kid
Benjamin Zephaniah
Perceptive, provocative and deeply moving, Benjamin Zephaniah tells a hard hitting story about how dangerous making one simple wrong choice can be. Rico loves computers and he is brilliant at fixing and developing them. And at hacking into sites which...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2014
Teacher's Dead by Benjamin Zephaniah
Teacher's Dead
Benjamin Zephaniah
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 24 November 2011. If the first page doesn’t make you want to read on then this isn’t the book for you. It’s violent and to the point – it’s psychological suspense...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/09/2007

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