Benjamin Zephaniah 1 | 'A Poet Called Benjamin' - Interview by Iain McNay

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Benjamin Zephaniah - 'A Poet Called Benjamin' - Interview by Iain McNay

Zephaniah Benjamin is a poet, a musician and an author. In this interview he talks about his life, how he was brought up in Birmingham, ended up in jail for burglary, and then decided to completely change his life, moved to London and became a successful poet and author. He talks about his poetry, his music, why he turned down an OBE and spending time in China studying Tai Chi. He now leads a quiet life living in the English Countryside. Benjamin's published works include, "Talking Turkeys", "Teacher's Dead", "Refugee Boy", "Face", "Gangsta's Rap" and "Too Black, Too Strong". His albums include, 'Naked', 'Us An Dem' and 'Belly Of The Beast.'

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