First Edition, in stapled wrappers. The noted dub-poet's third book of poetry, concerned, as is most of Johnson's work, with the experience of being a British African-Caribbean, politics, and social justice and written in a phonetic approximation of a Jamaican patois. Dub poetry is a type of performance poetry featuring rhythmic verses, call-and-response, and stylized gestures originating in the early 1970s in the Caribbean. Similar to the toasting of Jamaican dancehall djs of the same era, dub poetry would also serve as an influence in shaping early American hip hop while remaining a vital art form in it's own right among the Caribbean diaspora in the US, UK, and Canada. The author of 5 books of poetry and more than 15 albums, Linton Kwesi Johnson is one of dub poetry's foremost artists. With the publication of the 2002 collection "Mi Revalueshanary Fren, " Johnson became just the second living poet published by the Penguin Modern Classics series, and, in 2005, he was awarded the Musgrave Medal from the Institute of Jamaica for his contributions to Jamaican culture. Very Good plus condition. Wrappers lightly rubbed, with shallow horizontal creases to the fold, and a faint tide mark to the rear wrapper. Scarce and important.
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