On 26 April 2018, Linton Kwesi Johnson read from a selection of his poetry and discussed with Professor Paul Gilroy the inter-generational and transatlantic relationships that had nurtured it.
Editors Prof. Susheila Nasta and Prof. Mark Stein speak about the genesis of their new Cambridge History project. Contributor Dr Gail Low discusses the networks and institutions of Caribbean-British writing, Dr Henghameh Saroukhani considers the literary importance of Linton Kwesi Johnson’s dub poetry, and Dr Florian Stadtler looks at recent Asian-British cinema.
Upon receiving the Golden PEN Award in 2012, Linton Kwesi Johnson emphasized in his acceptance speech that he saw himself as a child of the Caribbean Artist Movement (CAM)…
Linton Kwesi Johnson was born in 1952 in Chapelton, a small rural town in Jamaica. He moved to London at the age of 11 to join his mother who had immigrated two years earlier.
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