Wicked World! (Google eBook)

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Penguin UK, Aug 3, 2000 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 96 pages
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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.

  

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User Review  - Sundeep Purewal - Goodreads

When reading this book I was captivated by the variety in themes throughout the different poems. It takes us on a journey through countries and cultures, celebrating the differences between us and yet ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jack Scotcher - Goodreads

Benjamin Zephaniah takes us on a journey through countries and cultures, celebrating the differences between us and yet showing we all have a very similar set of values. We are taught about the oldest ... Read full review

Contents

HONGI
BEFORE ALL THESE CITIES
THE CELTS
A MYSTERY FROM HISTORY
VERY MONGOLIAN
WHOSLAND
HIM IN THE HIMALAYAS
IN INDONESIA
INUIT
THE VEGANS
WHO ARE WE?
MY FRIEND MOUNTAIN FLOWER
WE KNOW
THE MAASAI GIRLS
A GRIOT WRITES
IN THE MOUNTAINS OF TIBET

FEARLESS BUSHMEN
GLORIOUS LOSERS
WAITHING FOR ADU
THINK CHINESE
VARIETY IS THE SPICE
THE POEL WITH NO SOUL
THE POLE WITH NO POLES
EVERYONES FRIEND
WE ARE THE CHEROKEE
BENGALI RAP
THE BRITISH
A BIG WELCOME
KURDISH LAND
ROMA PEOPLE ROAM
URDU POETS
VOICES FOR CHOICES
THE TOURISTS ARE COMING
PEOPLE NEED PEOPLE
CHILDREN OF THE SEWERS
SIGHTS AND SOUNDS
ONE FOUR ALL
EVERY BODY IS DOING IT
WE REFUGEES
I LUV ME MUDDER
BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL
CONFESSIONS OF A RUNNER
THERES SOMEONE
JAMAICAN SUMMERS
WE PEOPLE TOO
BE COOL MANKIND
INDEX OF FIRST LINES
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About the author (2000)

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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