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Wicked World! (Puffin Poetry)

Wicked World! (Puffin Poetry) [Kindle Edition]

Benjamin Zephaniah
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A brand new brilliant collection from the ground-breaking poet, Benjamin Zephaniah.

His verse explores people and places, cultures, nationalities and tribes. Includes poems about Inuits, Celts, the history of Britain, Maories, the Dalai Lama, the North and South Poles, and much more - a real tour of the world.

About the Author

Benjamin Zephaniah was born in Birmingham and then spent some of his early years in Jamaica. He came to London when he was 22 and his first book of poetry for adults was published soon after. He appears regularly on TV and radio, and at literary festivals, and has also taken part in plays and films. He is very active in his local community and his writing goes hand in hand with his interest in politics.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2275 KB
  • Print Length: 98 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0141306831
  • Publisher: Puffin (3 Aug 2000)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141306831
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141306834
  • ASIN: B002RI9W1G
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #250,599 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Benjamin Zephaniah is probably one of the most high-profile international authors writing today, with an enormous breadth of appeal, equally popular with adults and children. Most well-known for his performance poetry with a political edge for adults and ground-breaking performace poetry for children, Benjamin has also written several urban novels for teenagers. Benjamin has his own rap/reggae band and has appeared on Desert Island Discs. He travels the world speaking about his books and poetry.

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars excellent, light-hearted yet serious poetry 17 Mar 2002
By A Customer
Benjamin Zephania came to my school is Bangkok, Thailand (Bangkok Patana School) and gave a 'poetry reading', although it was so much more. He showed us how his poems are light-hearted but at the same time serious. this book features many of those poems and is amazing to read. The poems are fantastic (and are really good to use if you do drama for GCSE or IB/A level).
I definatly reccomend this book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funky, fabulous looks at life! 25 April 2010
Stimulated by a tv programme about crafts (Monty Don's series about crafts), I saw a few lines from a Benjamin Zephaniah poem depicted in stained glass for a school in Peckham and was instantly hooked. Before the programme had finished, I had ordered three volumes of his poetry from Amazon and have enjoyed every line over and over again. If you don't know his work, please do buy some because it will be an enormous, thought-provoking treat!
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4.0 out of 5 stars verse 8 Dec 2013
By m
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I have never read any of this poets work, although I have heard him on the radio. It was different to what I expected. Very easy to read, if you do not like poetry give this author a try.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not just for kids 3 Aug 2013
By Mark V
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I'm new to Zephaniah's writing. There are some excellent poems in this collection, which is permeated by his themes of ecology and tolerance. I'd recommend this book to all age groups, and not just to those who can read: poems can be read aloud too!
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