I Am Nobody's Nigger

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Price
$14.95  $13.75
Publisher
Westbourne Press
Publish Date
Pages
95
Dimensions
5.0 X 7.7 X 0.4 inches | 0.2 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781908906168

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About the Author

Dean Atta: Dean Atta is a writer and performance poet. He has been commissioned to write poems for the Damilola Taylor Trust, Keats House Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Tate Britain and Tate Modern. Dean won the 2012 London Poetry Award and was named as one of the most influential LGBT people by the Independent on Sunday Pink List 2012. He is an ambassador for the Spirit of London Awards for Achievement through the Arts.

Reviews

Longlisted for the Polari First Book Prize, 2014

'I can do nothing but take my hat off to Dean Atta for speaking out, saying what he believed, and doing it so effectively and powerfully that countless people heard it who would never normally have done so. Poetry is a powerful tool, and 'I am Nobody's Nigger' is a perfect example of when that tool shows its full strength.' Huffington Post

'Dean Atta is man on a mission - whose powerful reflections on race, identity and sexuality make him one of the most outspoken social commentators of his musical generation' Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music

'The Gil Scott Heron of his generation.' Charlie Dark, DJ

'Righteous and forceful.' Peter Tatchell

'One of the UK's finest poets.' Time Out, London

'These poems are personal and beautiful. Some are painful to read--including Atta's experience of racism and homophobia.' Socialist Worker

'Atta's writing is about seeking change. It is this which makes it so powerful ... Capturing moments with strong rhythms and rhymes, Atta's words jump from the page until you can almost hear the poet performing them at spoken word gigs around London ... A broad reaching collection, at once tender and real, I Am Nobody's Nigger burns with searing honesty which is not easy to forget.' Booktrust

'I Am Nobody's Nigger is a clever, diverse, and deeply interesting collection of poems from a poet with a knowledgeable view of the world, seen direct from the streets of London and recounted honestly.' God is in the TV

Longlisted for the Polari First Book Prize, 2014

'I can do nothing but take my hat off to Dean Atta for speaking out, saying what he believed, and doing it so effectively and powerfully that countless people heard it who would never normally have done so. Poetry is a powerful tool, and 'I am Nobody's Nigger' is a perfect example of when that tool shows its full strength.' Huffington Post

'Dean Atta is man on a mission - whose powerful reflections on race, identity and sexuality make him one of the most outspoken social commentators of his musical generation' Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music

'The Gil Scott Heron of his generation.' Charlie Dark, DJ

'Righteous and forceful.' Peter Tatchell

'One of the UK's finest poets.' Time Out, London

'These poems are personal and beautiful. Some are painful to read--including Atta's experience of racism and homophobia.' Socialist Worker

'Atta's writing is about seeking change. It is this which makes it so powerful ... Capturing moments with strong rhythms and rhymes, Atta's words jump from the page until you can almost hear the poet performing them at spoken word gigs around London ... A broad reaching collection, at once tender and real, I Am Nobody's Nigger burns with searing honesty which is not easy to forget.' Booktrust

'I Am Nobody's Nigger is a clever, diverse, and deeply interesting collection of poems from a poet with a knowledgeable view of the world, seen direct from the streets of London and recounted honestly.' God is in the TV
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