To the rest of the world, Britain appeared to be shedding its black veil of oppression when in actuality it was masking a serious problem, internal racism.
To a large extint, this was covered up by the "white-only"
press, namely the BBC. The same was done with the troubles in Ireland.
The main way that the voices of the oppressed could be heard by the outside
world was through the literature of the immigrants facing the racism head
on. One of these people was Linton
Kwesi Johnson. Through his poem Five Nights of Bleeding , British
racism is brought to the foreground in a depiction of the Brixton riots
of 1981 and their consequences.
Nights of Bleeding
Inglan Is a Bitch
The New Empire Within Britain
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