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In this startling debut novel from Benjamin Zephaniah, the author tackles the moving and compelling story of a young man, Martin, whose life is completely changed when his face is badly scarred in a joyriding accident. Brilliantly written with a real ear for dialogue, this is Benjamin Zepaniah breaking new boundaries.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 128 x 188 x 16mm | 181.44g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Re-issue
  • 074754154X
  • 9780747541547
  • 47,104

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'A gripping book a perceptive, poignant and compelling story' Waterstone's Guide to Kid's Books
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About Benjamin Zephaniah

The Author: Benjamin Zephaniah is probably one of the most high-profile international authors writing today, with an enormous breadth of appeal, equally popular with both adults and children. Most well-known for his performance poetry with a political edge for adults and ground-breaking performance poetry for children, Benjamin also has his own rap/reggae band, and has appeared on Desert Island Discs. He is in constant demand internationally to perform his work: he is (he thinks) Nelson Mandela's favourite poet, and is the only Rastafarian poet to be short-listed for the Chairs of Poetry for both Oxford and Cambridge University. Benjamin lives in East Ham, London.
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1,605 ratings
3.6 out of 5 stars
5 24% (384)
4 31% (498)
3 31% (496)
2 10% (167)
1 4% (60)
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