Race & Class: Chris Searle discusses the poetry of Peter Blackman: 'Excellence in the Ordinary'

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Peter Blackman, born in Barbados in 1909, emigrated to the UK as a young man with a scholarship to Durham University. Working as a missionary in Gambia, he became aware of the economic apartheid between black and white priests. After the war, he worked as a mechanic on the British railway and became an active union representative, also publishing political poetry in small and obscure journals. In this podcast, Chris Searle discusses Peter Blackman's life and reads extracts of his as yet little known poetry, which is soon to be published as a new collection.

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