Sue Lawley's castaway on this week's Desert Island Discs is dub poet Benjamin Zephaniah. As well as talking about his work as a performance poet often working in prisons or schools, Benjamin recalls a time when he was illiterate. He also remembers Nelson Mandela's request to meet him at seven o'clock in the morning to brief him on Margaret Thatcher.
[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]
Favourite track: Take Five by The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Book: Poetical Works of Shelley by Percy Shelley
Luxury: Law of the land (so he could break it)
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