Time Come: Linton Kwesi Johnson in Conversation

WoWFEST are honoured once again to host legendary poet, activist, and cultural critic, Linton Kwesi Johnson, as he discusses his latest book, Time Come. This selection of prose reflects Johnson’s Jamaican roots and his experiences as a black British writer spanning five decades. The work features book and record reviews, lectures, obituaries, and speeches that explore the politics of race and black British experience. 

Linton Kwesi Johnson’s exceptional life and enduring importance in Britain’s cultural history are underscored in Time Come, which is published as part of his seventieth birthday celebrations, includes an introduction by Paul Gilroy and is a timely reminder of Linton’s brilliant, unparalleled legacy. 

Linton will discuss his reflections on the place of music in Caribbean and black British culture as a creative, defiant response to oppression, as well as his penetrating appraisals of music, film, and literature. He will also pay tribute to the activists and artists who inspired him to find his own voice as a poet and contributed to the struggle for racial equality and social justice.