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Benjamin Zephaniah: How the poet’s linguistic anarchy and abolitionist politics impacted education – and me5 min read
For many school children, Benjamin Zephaniah’s work will have been the first time they encountered published literature that talked about the things that mattered to them.
Black children in England’s schools face marginalization for the way they speak and are made to feel like their language is “wrong”. Education must be inclusive and respect the cultural diversity of students to ensure children feel safe and represented in the classroom.