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Zephaniah, Benjamin

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Works: 143 works in 399 publications in 7 languages and 6,673 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Young adult works  Poetry  Pictorial works  History  Case studies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Educational films  Internet videos 
Subject Headings: Poets, English 
Roles: Author, Performer, Narrator, Singer, Composer, Lyricist, Compiler, Author of screenplay, Editor, Other
Classifications: PZ7.Z426, FIC
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Publications about Benjamin Zephaniah
Publications by Benjamin Zephaniah
Most widely held works by Benjamin Zephaniah
Face by Benjamin Zephaniah( Book )
28 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 775 libraries worldwide
A teenage boy's face is disfigured in an automobile accident, and he must learn to deal with the changes in his life
Refugee boy by Benjamin Zephaniah( Book )
27 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 729 libraries worldwide
Fourteen-year-old Alem Kelo adjusts to life as a foster child seeking asylum in London, while his Eritrean mother and Ethiopian father work for peace between their homelands in Africa
Gangsta rap by Benjamin Zephaniah( Book )
18 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 625 libraries worldwide
When teenage Ray and his two friends, Prem and Tyronne, form a successful rap band in the London's East End where they live, they soon find themselves embroiled in increasingly violent gang warfare
J is for Jamaica by Benjamin Zephaniah( Book )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 363 libraries worldwide
An alphabetical introduction to the island. From ackee, Blue Mountain, and cricket to ugli fruit, veranda, and waterlilies, readers learn of some of Jamaica's flora, fauna, and familiar sights
Too black, too strong by Benjamin Zephaniah( Book )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 295 libraries worldwide
This is a book of poems by Benjamin Zephaniah which addresses the struggles of black Britain
The power of speech ( visu )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 265 libraries worldwide
"If the words and delivery are powerful, they echo down the centuries." - Maya Angelou. The spoken word has been used with immense power throughout history for good and evil, as this examination of the effectiveness of oratory makes clear. Examples of effective oratory include speeches by 14th-century tax protester John Ball, 19th-century slave Sojourner Truth, and 20th-century preacher Martin Luther King, Jr. Each speaker's technique is analyzed within the context of delivery, why the speech is being delivered, and to whom
City psalms by Benjamin Zephaniah( Book )
18 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 244 libraries worldwide
Benjamin Zephaniah is an oral poet, novelist, playwright, children's writer and reggae artist. Born in 1958 in Birmingham, he grew up in Jamaica and in Handsworth, where he was sent to an approved school for being uncontrollable, rebellious and 'a born failure', ending up in jail for burglary. After prison he turned from crime to music and poetry. In 1989 he was nominated for Oxford Professor of Poetry, and has since received honorary doctorates from several English universities, but famously refused to accept a nomination for an OBE in 2003. He has appeared in a number of television programm
Talking turkeys by Benjamin Zephaniah( Book )
9 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 229 libraries worldwide
A collection of rapstyle poems about the environment, social issues, and other less serious topics
Propa propaganda by Benjamin Zephaniah( Book )
14 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 226 libraries worldwide
Benjamin Zephaniah is an oral poet, novelist, playwright, children's writer and reggae artist. Born in 1958 in Birmingham, he grew up in Jamaica and in Handsworth, where he was sent to an approvedschool for being uncontrollable, rebellious and 'a born failure', endingup in jail for burglary. After prison he turned from crime to music andpoetry. In 1989 he was nominated for Oxford Professor of Poetry, and has since received honorary doctorates from several Englishuniversities, but famously refused to accept a nomination for an OBEin 2003. He has appeared in a number of television programmes, incl
When I grow up by Benjamin Zephaniah( Book )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 200 libraries worldwide
Maggie is a space scientist! Then there's Michelle the vet, Ness the pilot and Bubblz the mathematical clown ... Add a famous book illustrator, a lollipop man, a forest keeper, an architect, a village shopkeeper, an international fashion designer, a zoologist, a farmer and a well-known human rights lawyer- and you have a fantastic range of jobs for the 21st century
Funky chickens by Benjamin Zephaniah( Book )
5 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 182 libraries worldwide
Presents a collection of humorous poems. Suggested level: intermediate, secondary
Teacher's dead by Benjamin Zephaniah( Book )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 177 libraries worldwide
Jackson watches as a teacher is murdered in front of the school by two of his students. He was a good man. People liked him. So how could this happen? Jackson is determined to investigate the case until he understands
Wicked world! by Benjamin Zephaniah( Book )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 167 libraries worldwide
Presents a collection of humorous poems. Suggested level: primary, intermediate
We are Britain! by Benjamin Zephaniah( Book )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 150 libraries worldwide
Introduces 13 British children from a range of cultural backgrounds and looks at what they like to do. Contains photos, facts and a poem about each child
Terror kid by Benjamin Zephaniah( Book )
3 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 122 libraries worldwide
Rico knows trouble. He knows the look of it and the sound of it. He also knows to stay away from it as best he can. Because if there's one thing his Romany background has taught him, it's that he will always be a suspect. Despite his efforts to stay on the right side of the law, Rico is angry and frustrated at the injustices he sees happening at home and around the world. He wants to do something - but what? When he is approached by Speech, a mysterious man who shares Rico's hacktivist interests, Rico is given the perfect opportunity to speak out. After all, what harm can a peaceful cyber protest do ...?
School's out : poems not for school by Benjamin Zephaniah( Book )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
Children behind bars : why the abuse of child imprisonment must end by Carolyne Willow( Book )
2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
"Every day children exiled to prison are exposed to abusive and neglectful treatment, yet their plight is hidden. Based on wide-ranging research and first-person interviews, this passionately-argued book presents the shocking truth about the lives and deaths of children in custody."--Back cover
The little book of vegan poems : explicit vegan lyrics by Benjamin Zephaniah( Book )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
Collaborations by Sinéad O'Connor( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
The Bloomsbury book of love poems ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Benjamin Zephaniah britisch-jamaikanischer Rastafari, Schriftsteller und Dub Poet
Benjamin Zephaniah britisk poet og skodespelar
Benjamin Zephaniah britisk poet og skuespiller
Benjamin Zephaniah Brits acteur
Benjamin Zephaniah brittisk poet och skådespelare
Benjamin Zephaniah écrivain britannique
Benjamin Zephaniah pisarz brytyjski
Benjamin Zephaniah scrittore britannico
Zephaniah, Benjamin Obadiah Iqbal.
Зефанайя, Бенджамин
ゼファニア, ベンジャミン
Languages
English (180)
Danish (5)
Spanish (5)
Japanese (3)
Italian (3)
French (2)
Swedish (1)
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