White Comedy

I waz whitemailed
By a white witch,
Wid white magic
An white lies,

by Benjamin Zephaniah Click to read full poem

Comments about White Comedy

Agustina B 27 Jul 2005 03:14
An ABSOLUTELY amazing poem that highlights how racist ideology is immersed in language and makes the reader see his point by playing with language. Zephaniah achieves his goal of both criticizing the dominant standard and at the same time empowering the languages spoken by those who once were colonized by the empire and one of its most efficient ways of depriving the colonized of their culture and nature: imposition of language. A masterpiece by one of the best poets of our times.
Michael Shepherd 26 Feb 2005 01:12
Just brilliant and to the point. Wisdom in white and black..
Lenchen Elf 12 Nov 2004 10:12
Pithy, wonderful, love it.