Benjamin Zephaniah is one of the most high-profile international authors writing today, with an enormous breadth of appeal. Best known for his performance poetry with a political edge for adults and groundbreaking performance poetry for children, he also has his own rap/reggae band and has appeared on Desert Island Discs. He is in constant demand internationally to perform his work: he is (he thinks) Nelson Mandela’s favourite poet, and is the only Rastafarian poet to be short-listed for the Chairs of Poetry for both Oxford and Cambridge University. His previous novels for Bloomsbury are Face and Refugee Boy. He has also edited an anthology of poems The Bloomsbury Book of Love Poems.