Jamaican-born dub poet Linton Kwesi Johnson moved to London in 1963. A member of The Black Panthers, he soon started poetry workshops at school and developed the recitation of his own Creole verse over dub-reggae beats. In 1975, Bogle L’Ouverture published a collection of his poetry, Dread Beat An’ Blood, which was also the name of his first LP in 1978. In 1980, Race Today published his third book of poetry, Inglan Is A Bitch, which documents the woes of a 55-year-old West Indian immigrant.
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