Zephaniah, Benjamin

About Benjamin Zephaniah

A Poet Called Benjamin Zephaniah.

Benjamin Zephaniah on Contemporary Writers.


Dawes, Kwame. Too Black, Too Strong. World Literature Today on Jstor, Vol. 76, No. 2, 2002 (Spring).

Hoyt, Heather M. Refugee Boy. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy on Jstor, Vol. 48, No. 1, 2004 (September).


Bennett, Weyman and Judith Orr. Benjamin Zephaniah: Rhythms of Radical Culture. Socialist Review, 2008.

Hussain, Ahmede. In Conversation with Benjamin Zephaniah. Black and White: ahmedehussain.blogspot.com, 2007 (January 22).

Mahamdallie, Hassan. Benjamin Zephaniah: Rage of Empire. Socialist Review, Issue 281, 2004 (January).

Reid, Graham. Benjamin Zephaniah Interviewed. Elsewhere, 2000.

Wagner, Erica. Benjamin Zephniah. The Times on Timesonline.co.uk, 2009 (May 2).

Writings by Benjamin Zephaniah

Zephaniah, Benjamin. Me, I thought, OBE me? Guardian.co.uk, 2003 (November 27).

Audio and Audiovisual Material

Benjamin Zephaniahon Myspace.

A Poet Called Benjamin Zephaniah. An interview on Conscious TV.

Youtube linksPart 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 , Part 5 & Part 6.

Video-Performances by Benjamin Zephaniah:

- "Genetics"

-"What's Up"

-"Talking Turkeys"



Zephaniah and students perform "The British" on BBC Poetry Season.




Contemporary Writers

Dictionary of Literary Biography

Literary Reference Center

A Dictionary of Writers

Plot Summaries

 Kindlers Literatur Lexikon  

Literary Reference Center

Secondary Literature:

see Research Section



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