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  • BENJAMIN ZEPHANIAH

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  • BIOGRAPHYHis full name is Benjamin Obadiah Iqbal Zephaniah.He was born in 1958, in Birmingham, England, but he spent part of his childhood in Jamaica, his parents homeland.His father is a postman and his mother is a nurse. His father was born in Barbados and his mother in Jamaica.

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    He had a difficult childhood: he was expelled from school many times.He was in prison for burglary when he was a teenager.

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    When he left prison, he enrolled at a school for adults and decided to change his life.He published his first book of poetry in 1980. It is called Pen Rhythm.Now, he works as a writer and he is an honorary doctor in many universities in England. He is also o novelist, a musician, a TV presenter and an activist.

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  • HOBBIESBenjamin likes:JoggingKung FuFootballCollecting old bank notesExploring woods and forestshttp://benjaminzephaniah.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Kung-Fu-Trip.jpg

  • INTERESTING FACTSNelson Mandela was one of Zephaniahs admirers.. http://www.lozells.info/images/madibazephaniah.jpg

  • INTERESTING FACTSHe hates animal cruelty, blood sports & violence.http://www.banbloodsports.com/images/zephaniah.jpg

  • INTERESTING FACTSHe is a Rastafarian.Benjamin is a dub poet (he performs his poems with reggae rhythms).

  • ZEPHANIAHS PHRASESI started writing poetry because I didnt like poetry.This planet is for everyone, borders are for no one. It's all about freedom.I think poetry should be alive. You should be able to dance it.The way animals are carted around reminds me of the slavery of my people... The slavery of animals has to be ended too.

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