John Agard: Alternative Anthem - Migration Museum Shop

John Agard: Alternative Anthem

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WINNER OF THE QUEEN'S GOLD MEDAL FOR POETRY, 2012 John Agard has been broadening the canvas of British poetry for the past 30 years with his mischievous, satirical fables which overturn all our expectations.

ALTERNATIVE ANTHEM is a live album of poems from books published over three decades, including JOHN AGARD LIVE!, a DVD of filmed highlights from recent performances made by filmmaker Pamela Robertson-Pearce.


It includes poetry from WE BRITS in which the Guyanese-born word magician gives an outsider-insider view of British life in poems which both challenge and cherish our peculiar culture and hallowed institutions; WEBLINES that contains three powerful Caribbean myths of transformation: the steeldrum, the limbo dancer, and Anansi, the spider trickster god; FROM THE DEVIL'S PULPIT that is a Devil's eye view of the world, sweeping from Genesis across time; and, other collections including Mangoes and Bullets and Lovelines for a Goat-Born Lady, as well as his children's books, featuring some of Agard's best-known poems - 'Listen Mr Oxford don', 'Palm Tree King', 'Half-Caste', and 'English Girl Eats Her First Mango'.

160 pages

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