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Benjamin Zephaniah
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Born in Handsworth, West Midlands
Born on 15th of April 1958

English poet, playwright and author.

His poetry is strongly influenced by the music and poetry of Jamaica and he is a well-known figure in contemporary English literature. While being a poet in residence at the chambers of Michael Mansfield QC, he sat in on the inquiry into Bloody Sunday and other cases, these experiences leading to his Too Black, Too Strong poetry collection (2001). He is also a successful children's poet and author.

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