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Benjamin Zephaniah: ‘It is my duty to help and inspire’

Mischa Wilmers talks to the poet turned professor about mentoring, Mandela and making a difference.

Filed in: Education Poetry Politics Race

For the love of Egypt

Egyptian-American Yahia Lababidi’s poetic response to the turmoil in his home country.

Filed in: Egypt Poetry

Aimé Césaire: a leader of the (cultural) struggle

Philip Crispin celebrates the centenary of the Martinican poet, playwright and politician who showed that Empire ‘writes back.’

Filed in: Africa Caribbean Colonialism Culture Poetry Race

Where art meets climate change

London’s Two Degrees festival gets the audience involved in the hope of provoking thoughts, and action, for change.

Filed in: Activism Art Climate Change Ethical Consumerism Film Oil Poetry United Kingdom

A poem to remember a crime against a child

A New Internationalist article about the death of ‘the little poet’ in Iraq has haunted Judith Morrison for 15 years.

Filed in: Iraq Poetry

Festival showcases Reel Iraq

A decade on from the invasion of Iraq, a four-day celebration of the country’s culture takes place in the UK.

Filed in: Art Culture Film Iraq Music Poetry United Kingdom

A word with Adonis

One of the greatest Arab poets of our time speaks to Giedre Steikunaite about creativity and consciousness.

Filed in: Culture Democracy Islam Poetry Religion

Witness-art in the Arab Spring

In trying times, poetry can speak our silences and make sense of our pain, says Yahia Lababidi.

Filed in: Activism Poetry

Ben Okri

The award-winning Nigerian poet and novelist tells Rowenna Davis why now is the time for new dreams.

Filed in: Fiction Nigeria Poetry

Benjamin Zephaniah

Benjamin Zephaniah on inspiration, regret and the inadequacies of twitter

Filed in: Poetry

At the top of the hill

A poet’s view of from Rio’s favelas by Gabriela Tôrres Barbosa.

Filed in: Brazil Cities Housing Poetry Poverty

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