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I Am Nobody’s Nigger

I Am Nobody’s Nigger

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9781908906168 March 2013 Paperback 112pp
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About the Book

Revolutionary, reflective and romantic, I Am Nobody’s Nigger is the powerful debut collection by one of the UK’s finest emerging poets.

Exploring race, identity and sexuality, Dean Atta shares his perspective on family, friendship, relationships and London life, from riots to one-night stands.

About the Author

Dean Atta is a writer and performance poet. He has performed extensively in the UK and abroad and has been commissioned to write poems for the Damilola Taylor Trust, Keats House Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Tate Britain and Tate Modern. He is a member of three poetry collectives and is a Spoken Word Educator in schools and colleges. Dean won the 2012 London Poetry Award and ‘Best Spoken Word Artist’ at the 2011 Black Entertainment, Film, Fashion and Arts Awards. He is the author of three plays, and one poetry collection: I Am Nobody’s Nigger. He was born in London of Jamaican and Greek Cypriot heritage. www.deanatta.co.uk

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Reviews

‘Go Dean Atta. Speak the truth. Tweet the truth. Upload it. Let it ring out over the digital domain and strike at the heart of the offline wireless and disconnected.’
Lemn Sissay

‘Dean Atta’s poetry is as honest as truth itself. He follows no trend; he seeks no favours … Beyond black, beyond white, beyond straight, beyond gay, so I say. Love your eyes over these words of truth. You will be uplifted.’
Benjamin Zephaniah

‘Dean Atta is the Gil Scott Heron of his generation’
Charlie Dark

‘Righteous and forceful’
Peter Tatchell

‘One of the leading lights in London’s poetry scene … powerful reflections on race, identity and sexuality’
Huffington Post

Awards

Polari First Book Prize 2014 (Shortlisted)