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Book cover for The Rhyming Guide to Grenfell Britain
June 2019

The Rhyming Guide to Grenfell Britain

By Potent Whisper
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'In any age of false political rhetoric we always need truth tellers. Potent Whisper is both truth teller and a critical poetic voice'
Lisa McKenzie, author of Getting By: Estates, Class and Culture in Austerity Britain

'The Rhyming Guide to Grenfell Britain delivers the message so many are trying to articulate, that the system is broken, run for the benefit of the 1% at the cost of everyone else, that this has led to Grenfell, to social cleansing in our cities, the war on the poor, the squandering of our resources. But here lies hope as well, for Potent Whisper shows how rage can be shaped and sharpened and used effectively to reclaim our power together'
Jamie Kelsey Fry, contributing editor, New Internationalist

'A class-conscious call to arms that informs, enrages and inspires'
Dave Randall, author of Sound System

The Rhyming Guide to Grenfell Britain is Potent Whisper‘s debut spoken word collection. Bringing together nine full-length pieces, the book dismantles and offers radical solutions to the most pressing sociopolitical issues of our time.

More than pages of a book, each piece has actively served campaigns on the ground for the past two years; being delivered at demonstrations, in council chambers, on television news channels and at political occupations. The collection includes well known pieces like The Rhyming Guide to NHS Privatisation, Estate of War and Grenfell Britain which received 400,000+ views and was twice referenced in parliament.

Illustrated by Marco Bevilacqua.


Originally published by Dog Section Press

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