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Caribbean Roots: Poets Read Their Own Work

Synopsis
This 2-CD collection brings together 58 recordings of ten 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 live performances.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2011
Availability
out of distribution
Notes
Article VF89
Subjects
Literature
Keywords
Caribbean writers; immigrant communities; poetry - 20th century

Credits

Cast
A E Markham 
Amryl Johnson 
Benjamin Zephaniah 
David Dabydeen 
Grace Nichols 
James Berry 
Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze 
John Agard 
Linton Kwesi Johnson 
Michael Smith 

Distribution Formats

Type
Audio
Format
CD
Price
£16.00
Duration/Size
140 minutes
Year
2012

Distributor

Name

British Library Online Shop

Email
bl-shop@bl.uk
Web
http://shop.bl.uk/mall/departmentpage.cfm/BritishLibrary/87294/1/1 External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7412 7735
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB
Notes
A range of audio publications related to the collections of the British Library’s Sound Archive. Historical topics, wildlife sounds, world music, art and literature are particularly strongly represented. There are also a few DVDs, videos and CD-ROMs based on holdings in the BL. Some of the titles are available for paid audio download.
 

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