Poet Benjamin Zephaniah reflects on life and rhymes

PUBLISHED: 12:00 28 April 2018

Benjamin Zephaniah.

Benjamin Zephaniah.

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uInternationally-renowned poet Benjamin Zephaniah is touring on his own for the first time in eight years.

His latest tour, The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah, coincides with the publication of his autobiography.

The poet will reflect on his life, which includes a close friendship with Nelson Mandela, political campaigning and musical collaborations with Sinead O’Connor and The Wailers.

Zephaniah said: “I wrote 
my autobiography gradually, over six years, and wanted it to be a social history of Britain.

“It charts the struggle for racial equality in Britain, how I connected our struggle to global events, my friendships with the great and the good, and the cool and the bad, and oh yes, my life as a poet.”

He will appear at the Theatre Royal Bath on May 6 at 7.30pm.

Tickets, priced £22, are available on 01225 448844 or online at www.theatreroyal.org.uk

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