Mi Revalueshanary Fren: Selected Poems

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Penguin, 2002 - Poetry - 106 pages
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Pioneering reggae poet Linton Kwesi Johnson revolutionized literary English with his electrifying fusion of oral verse, Jamaican Creole, radical politics and dub rhythms. This major selection of his best poems includes many previously unpublished works. Covering three decades, they articulate the reality of the black experience in Britain, ranging from angry protests against racism and police brutality to moving eulogies for departed family and friends and playful celebrations of urban life. There are classic poems from Johnson's early collections, including 'Inglan is a Bitch' and 'Tings an Times', together with powerful recent works such as 'If I Woz a Tap-Natch Poet', 'BG (For Bernie Grant)' and 'New World Hawdah'.

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Linton Kwesi Johnson, also known as LKJ, is the most celebrated of the dub poets, and Mi Revalueshanary Fren is an excellent introduction to LKJ and dub poetry. He was born in Jamaica, and moved to ... Read full review

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rarity: a book of poetry (written phonetically in creole english) that MUST be read aloud to be understood. Read full review

Contents

Story
45
New Craas Massakah
54
Great Insohreckshan
60
Seasons of the Heart
83
Reggae fi May Ayim
91
Liesensefi Kill
98
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