The British (serves 60 million)

Benjamin Zephaniah (1958–) grew up in Handsworth, an inner-city area of Birmingham, which he has later called “the Jamaican capital of Europe”. His poetry is strongly influenced by the music and poetry of Jamaica and what he calls “street politics”.

You can read his poem "The British (serves 60 million)" on page 173.

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Videos: Multicultural Britain

The first link is to a BBC/British Coucil video that shows some of the positive aspects of multiculturalism in the UK. Tasks are included.

The second link is to a series of videos from the Notting Hill Carnival. This is a multicultural festival celebrated in London over two days in August.