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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’s debut poetry collection I Am Nobody’s Nigger was shortlisted for the Polari First Book Prize. He was named as one of the most influential LGBT people in the UK by the Independent on Sunday. Dean’s work often deals with themes of gender, identity, race and growing up – and has appeared on BBC One, BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service and Channel 4. Dean regularly performs across the UK and internationally, and is a tutor for Arvon and Poetry School. He is based in Glasgow and is Co-director of Scottish BAME Writers Network. 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)

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