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In this interview we are joined by writer, poet and musician Benjamin Zephaniah to discuss his long anticipated autobiography, The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah.  

Zephaniah transformed performance poetry when he came onto the scene in the 1980s and has gone on to convey political and societal messages through his work. He’s also written numerous novels, children’s books and plays as well as releasing multiple albums. A multitalented man with an uneasy childhood and mixed up teen years, he has plenty to say in his autobiography.  

When he came to the studio, he spoke about overcoming his shyness, writing about his mum and what the West can learn from the rest of the world about peace. 

Listen to The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah here.
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What a privilege

A privilege to hear this remarkable man talking about his life and art. Such charm, warmth and sense.

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Interesting introduction to a great man

Having already read Benjamin Zephaniah's incredible autobiography when it came out I am keen to explore the Audible version too. In this short interview Benjamin explains the process of writing and recording the book and some snippets of his incredible life. I will certainly be downloading this when I get some more credits.

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A personal insight on a truly great man!

This short interview opens up intrigue in wanting to know more about Ben. It's just a snippet but worth the listen!

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Interesting Introduction

This was a concise interview about Zephaniah and his work. If you didn't know about him before, it would be an interesting introduction, as you can pick out the depth of his work and impact, though he never explicitly states or gives great detail. I will definitely get his autobiography.

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liked his stories

We may have different opinions on certain things, but i can say his work, his voice and his stories always keep me interested.