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Dean Atta

  • 5 stars across 3 books
    Dean Atta's debut poetry collection, I Am Nobody's Nigger, was shortlisted for the Polari First Book Prize. His poems deal with themes of race, gender, identity and growing up, and have appeared on BBC One's The One Show and several times on BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service and Channel 4. Dean was named as one of the most influential LGBT people in the UK by the Independent on Sunday. He regularly performs across the UK and internationally and is currently a judge of the 2018 BBC Young Writers' Award, alongside Sarah Crossan.
    5th March 2020

    The Black Flamingo

    "Intensely moving and heart-warming" Cosmo "Bold" Guardian "I loved every word" Malorie Blackman T... More

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    Only on the Weekends

    Mack never thought he'd find love, but now two boys want to be with him. Will he choose Karim or Finlay? And can tru... More

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    5th August 2021

    Happy Here: 10 stories from Black British authors & illustrators

    With an introduction from bestselling author Sharna Jackson, HAPPY HERE features stories and poems by 10 Black British a... More

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    • The Black Flamingo

      The Black Flamingo

      This is a stunning book, written in prose.

      Dean tells the story of Michael, growing up in London, of finding and accepting himself from a young chi...

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      The Black Flamingo

      I had never read a novel that was written in verse before, so I didn’t know what to expect.  However, I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and am excited t...

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      by ERowley

      Brilliant writing style! I really enjoyed following the aging of Michael through this book (it ranges from 6 years old to university). It starts with...