, whose father was from Barbados and mother Jamaica, added: "If I was advising them I would have said, 'If you're going to have a representation of a Rasta try and make a representation of other parts of Britain'.
There is no reason in principle why the main body of Zephaniah
could not have come from a prophet of the same name in the time of Josiah, but finally Sweeney's case fails to convince.
Swift's admittedly self-serving "Vindication" of his conduct attributed a major part of the furor over Lung's trial to enmity against authority.
We should appreciate the cultures of Britain' - Benjamin Zephaniah
But the poet and author Benjamin Zephaniah
has explained why he was among objectors to the scheme.
The 51-year-old Zephaniah
, who declined an Order of the British Empire (OBE), added: "They call you a militant for being political and they think they are going to change the world by doing Comedy Relief [sic].
Other interviewees include actor Tim Healy who talks about his new role in an Alan Plater jazz musical; cruise ship crooner turned Loose Woman Jayne McDonald and poet Benjamin Zephaniah
CELEBRATED dubpoet Benjamin Zephaniah
will headline the Coventry International Festival of Literature at the Belgrade Theatre on Saturday.
Jan wowed the audience with her knowledge of Daphne du Maurier, beating poet Benjamin Zephaniah
, comic Adrian Edmondson and news presenter Bill Turnbull and equalling the top celebrity score of 32 in the process.
, Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi in Talmud and Midrash.
POET Benjamin Zephaniah
is at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall at 7.
Talking Turkeys by Benjamin Zephaniah
(from Talking Turkeys, Puffin Books, pounds 4.
Young Newcastle United and England under-21s footballer Steven Taylor was among the celebrities who have painted themselves to inspire others to take part, as well as poet Benjamin Zephaniah
, DJ Trevor Nelson and TV presenter Lisa Rogers.
This year will also feature writers Nick Hornby, Jacqueline Wilson, Benjamin Zephaniah
and Minette Walters.
has a chip on his shoulder the size of a small country.