Here stories and poems by present-day writers (like Grace Nichols
, John Agard
, Alex Haley
, Blackman herself, and Benjamin Zephaniah
) appear along with testimony from some of those who were actually enslaved...
In a league table of sales in verse for these years, published by the Guardian in October 2000, Ted Hughes
was the highest with 172,174, Seamus Heaney
second with 34,690, and Carol Ann Duffy