I Am Nobody's Nigger
  • Imprint: The Westbourne Press
  • ISBN: 9781908906168
  • eISBN: 9781908906175
  • Published: March 2013
  • UK Price: £7.99
  • Format: 129 x 198 mm (B-format)
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Extent: 112pp
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I Am Nobody’s Nigger

Dean Atta

Revolutionary, reflective and romantic, I Am Nobody’s Nigger is the powerful debut collection by one of the UK’s finest emerging poets.

Exploring race, identity and sexuality, Dean Atta shares his perspective on family, friendship, relationships and London life, from riots to one-night stands.

About the Author

Dean Atta is a writer and performance poet. He has been commissioned to write poems for the Damilola Taylor Trust, Keats House Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Tate Britain and Tate Modern. Atta won the 2012 London Poetry Award and was named as one of the most influential LGBT people by the Independent on Sunday Pink List 2012. An ambassador for the Spirit of London Awards, he lives in London and teaches writing workshops across the UK.

www.deanatta.co.uk

@DeanAtta

Reviews

Shortlisted for the Polari First Book Prize 2014

‘Go Dean Atta. Speak the truth. Tweet the truth. Upload it. Let it ring out over the digital domain and strike at the heart of the offline wireless and disconnected.’ Lemn Sissay

‘Dean Atta’s poetry is as honest as truth itself. He follows no trend; he seeks no favours … Beyond black, beyond white, beyond straight, beyond gay, so I say. Love your eyes over these words of truth. You will be uplifted.’ Benjamin Zephaniah

‘Dean Atta is the Gil Scott Heron of his generation’
Charlie Dark

‘Righteous and forceful’
Peter Tatchell

‘One of the leading lights in London’s poetry scene … powerful reflections on race, identity and sexuality’
Huffington Post