Flowers by Jay Bernard

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Taken from the T. S. Eliot and Forward Prize shortlisted “Surge”,

“a fearlessly original exploration of the black British archive: an enquiry into the New Cross Fire of 1981…  Tracing a line from New Cross to the ‘towers of blood’ of the Grenfell fire, this urgent collection speaks with, in and of the voices of the past, brought back by the incantation of dancehall rhythms and the music of Jamaican patois, to form a living presence in the absence of justice.

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