Tuesday, December 04, 2012

News at Eleven: One academic complained that the publishers

were "messing with the canon".

A decade on, the man made infamous by his poem "Inglan is a bitch", [Linton Kwesi Johnson,] is about to be honoured again. Tomorrow, English PEN will award him its prestigious Golden PEN Award for lifetime literary achievement. The Jamaican-born poet and musician, who described police brutality in Britain in the 1980s in poems such as "Sonny's Lettah", will join a list of recipients that includes Iris Murdoch, Harold Pinter, Doris Lessing, John Berger, Salman Rushdie and Margaret Drabble.

from The Independent: Linton Kwesi Johnson: 'Class-ridden? Yes, but this is still home'
then New Statesman: Linton Kwesi Johnson honoured


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