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Description

Daljit Nagra describes the process of writing his poem 'Singh Song!'. His commentary is illustrated with footage of British Asian shops, street scenes, documentary style footage of Indian immigrant workers and his own performance of extracts from the poem.
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6 May 2011

Classroom Ideas

Can be used to explore Nagra's effective use of stereotypes. Students can mind-map the stereotype that Nagra confronts. Can students identify some of the poetic techniques he employs to do this? How does he manage to employ the stereotype to convey a positive message? Finally students can discuss whether they think that stereotypes are always negative. Do they ever have any basis in truth?

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