Linton Kwesi Johnson Interview

Linton Kwesi Johnson Interview

Lyricist Linton Kwesi Johnson was born in Jamaica but has become Britain’s most celebrated black poet. He immigrated to England as a child, part of the succeeding waves of West Indians who arrived in the UK in the last several decades. “My generation is the second generation,” he says. “I call us the Rebel Generation.” This generation would not put up with the racial abuse its parents did. “Through our rebellion, we helped change Britain,” he says.

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