Linton Kwesi Johnson, singer - poet - activist, living in London

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Title

Linton Kwesi Johnson, singer - poet - activist, living in London

Description

This is a photograph of Linton Kwesi Johnson standing and wearing a black jacket. A tree is seen in the background. Born in Jamaica, 24 August 1952 he is a UK-based dub poet. In 2002 he became the second living poet, and the only black poet, to be published in the Penguin Modern Classics series. His performance poetry involves the recitation of his own verse in Jamaican Patois over dub-reggae, usually written in collaboration with renowned British reggae producer/artist Dennis Bovell. His middle name, "Kwesi

Subject

Johnson, Linton Kwesi; Dub (music); Poetry - Black author

Source

NLJ Photograph Collection IN: Johnson, Linton Kwesi

Identifier

D0001881

Format

is Ghanaian."

Type

JPEG

Coverage

Photograph

Citation

“Linton Kwesi Johnson, singer - poet - activist, living in London,” National Library of Jamaica Digital Collection , accessed December 2, 2020, https://nljdigital.nlj.gov.jm/items/show/318.