26 July 2015

Video: Dean Atta's 'I Am Nobody's Nigger'

Dean Atta
Dean Atta's debut poem (2012) 'I Am Nobody's Nigger' is primarily a response to the Stephen Lawrence murder case. But it also comes at a time when the issue of racism is bubbling up in several areas of British life, from politics to music to football.

In it he castigates those who use the term 'nigger' as though its a piece of toothless slang rather than a word with a potent and powerful role in the history of oppression, writes the The Huffington Post

Dean Atta is a writer and performance poet. He has been commissioned to write poems for the Damilola Taylor Trust, Keats House Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Tate Britain and Tate Modern. Atta won the 2012 London Poetry Award and was named as one of the most influential LGBT people by the Independent on Sunday Pink List 2012. His debut poetry collection I Am Nobody's Nigger was published in 2013 by The Westbourne Press. Atta lives in London and performs internationally.




His website: www.deanatta.co.uk

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