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Testament to Life and Death by Peter deGraft-Johnson

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The debut pamphlet from The Repeat Beat Poet contains poems written for their utility, their intensity, and their tenderness of spirit. For Peter, these poems function as blessings, memorials, prophecies, and survivor’s guides for soldiering through modern life while being Black in Britain. A writer as comfortable in the cadence of preachers as easily as the flows of rappers, Peter engages his poetry to celebrate life, chronicle suffering, and point towards paths of survival and freedom. 


For the poets who are right with us from graveyard to cradle 

For the poems that keep us stable 

For the poets everywhere

and the poetry that got them there

This is For The Poets

Salena Godden – “Exciting, energetic and revolutionary, this is a brilliant and powerful testament to life and death from one the UK’s most prophetic and passionate new voices.”

Roger Robinson – Tapping into the roots of Hip Hop culture Peter deGraft Johnson’s ‘A Testament To Life and Death’ brings a moving poetic meditation on Black life with a pulse in his words that doesn’t stop; it’s rhythm underlying the Black struggle to survive day to day. Read it now to nod your head and flex your brain.



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