What is a terrorist? A shocking, moving and timely novel about the choices that shape you, from an iconic writer. A Romany boy is drawn in computer hacking as a way speak out about the unjust treatment of his community. Ages: 12+.
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Benjamin Zephaniah was born and raised in Handsworth, Birmingham. By the age of fifteen he had gained a reputation as a young poet who was capable of speaking out on local and international issues. His poetry was strongly influenced by the music and poetry of Jamaica and what he called 'street politics'. He is also a musician and was the first person to record with the Wailers after the death of Bob Marley. As well as writing poetry, novels for teenagers, screenplays and stage plays, Benjamin has also written and presented documentaries for television and radio, and he has been awarded sixteen honorary doctorates in recognition of his work. He is now a professor of Poetry and Creative Writing at Brunel University and lives in Lincolnshire. To find out more about Benjamin, go to www.benjaminzephaniah.com or follow him on Twitter: @BZephaniah
A powerful novel about justice, trust and idealism gone wrong that will make you look again at your definition of a terrorist. * Labour Research * A powerful, accessible and revelatory novel with its finger firmly on the pulse of contemporary social and political issues. * Liverpool Echo * This book in my view is amazing. In some ways, the book is emotional and some readers may find it upsetting. It is a thriller that keeps you interested. If you are interested in action or thrillers, this book is perfect for you * Teen Titles * Terror Kid takes an uncompromising look at the problems of prejudice in both policing and society and is a timely reminder that skin colour or ethnic background should not be used to determine guilt * Crime Review *
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