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Exploring language in protest poetry

An exploration of language in John Agard’s “Listen Mr Oxford Don” and Benjamin Zephaniah’s “No rights Red an Half Dead”. Poetry conveys ideas and emotions through the vivid and imaginative use of language. In John Agard and Benjamin Zephaniah’s poems, I would argue that language is both the means and the message. Both poets deviate…

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To dive or not to dive…

As I teeter on the brink of a whole new world – literary translation- one of the many questions that swirls in and out of my thoughts, several times a day on a tide of rising and falling confidence, is how does it all really work and should I dive in or not? From afar,…

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Uplifting stories in Italian and English

Stories. Good ones. Bad ones. Ugly ones. Stories that make you go aww. Stories that make you mad and stories that make you sad. Stories that stay with you because they don’t seem to want to go away. I read a couple of special stories recently, of the kind that stay with you. Stories that…

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