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Benjamin Zephaniah

Birmingham
Friday, January 3, 2003

White Comedy Comments

Rating: 3.4
I waz whitemailed
By a white witch,
Wid white magic
An white lies,

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Benjamin Zephaniah
COMMENTS
Agustina B 27 July 2005
An ABSOLUTELY amazing poem that highlights how racist ideology is immersed in language and makes the reader see his point by playing with language. Zephaniah achieves his goal of both criticizing the dominant standard and at the same time empowering the languages spoken by those who once were colonized by the empire and one of its most efficient ways of depriving the colonized of their culture and nature: imposition of language. A masterpiece by one of the best poets of our times.
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Michael Shepherd 26 February 2005
Just brilliant and to the point. Wisdom in white and black..
26 17 Reply
Lenchen Elf 12 November 2004
Pithy, wonderful, love it.
19 13 Reply

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