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Caribbean Roots: Black British and Caribbean Poets Read their Own Work (audio CD)

Published Date:
October 2011
British Library
Bibliographic Details:
Two CDs, running time: approx. 140 minutes
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Caribbean poems feature in this CD, the perfect gift for lovers of Caribbean writing. This 2-CD collection brings together 58 recordings of 10 Black British and Caribbean poets. The selections illustrate a range of experiences, emotions, styles and influences, reflecting both the culture of the Caribbean and life in Britain.

The featured poets are: Linton Kwesi Johnson, Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze, David Dabydeen, James Berry, John Agard, Grace Nichols, Amryl Johnson, E A Markham, Michael Smith and Benjamin Zephaniah, all reading their own work, in a mixture of studio recordings and electrifying live performances.

This set is an essential purchase for anybody interested in black writing and Caribbean poets in performance in Britain today.

Listen to sample tracks in Windows Media Player:
Amryl Johnson reading from ‘Granny in de Market Place’'

Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze reading from ‘aid travels with a bomb’

Michael Smith reading from ‘I An I Alone’

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