Benjamin Zephaniah, the kind, funny, talented, humble, dynamic, philosophical, peace-loving poet/author/actor/musician/activist/keen gardener/mechanic/painter/decorator (I could go on), has been so kind to treat us all to his unforgettable autobiography.
It’s a privilege to join him as he takes you on an introspective and retrospective journey that spans decades and continents, on a tumultuous tour of his incredible life (so far).
If you are looking for a bit of inspiration during lockdown, or for something to cheer you up or provide some perspective, look no further than this book.
Benjamin has been through a lot of difficult things, seen the very worst (and best) of humanity and has become one of the kindest, bravest and most successful humans on this planet. With unlimited buckets of wisdom, endless anecdotes which can make you feel every emotion possible, and a never-ending stream of poems dancing through his veins, he’ll liven up yet another afternoon stuck inside!
Not only is this autobiography an account of Benjamin Zephaniah’s unique trajectory through this thing we call life, it is also a reminder to be yourself unabashedly, stand up for yourself, others and what you believe in, prove the dream-destroying teachers wrong, put something positive into the world, be creative, try new things, learn from your experiences, be kind and just LIVE. Enjoy every drop of life and grab the opportunities it has to offer. You never know where they will take you.
Thank you, Benjamin. Keep being you.