Linton Kwesi Johnson Rank
About Linton Kwesi Johnson
Jamaica-born poet Linton Kwesi Johnson has gained lots of admirers due to his interesting poems which mostly address political issues. Since rising to fame in 1978, Johnson has produced many works which are usually in the Jamaican patois language.
His first collection titled “Voices of the Living and the Dead” was published by Race Today in 1974. Since then, he has issued many books with some titled “Mi Revalueshanary Fren” and “Tings An' Times”.
Aside from his poems, Johnson is also known for his career in the music industry. In 1978, he released his maiden album which was entitled “Dread Beat an' Blood”. In 1981, he established his own record label called LKJ Records. Through this label, he has issued some successful albums including “Tings an' Times” and “A Cappella Live”.
He studied at Tulse Hill School before graduating from Goldsmiths College in 1973.
The English PEN organization honored him with the Golden PEN Award in 2012. Two years later, he received Jamaica’s Order of Distinction award. He has also won the PEN Pinter Prize.
Before rising to fame, he worked as a writer for publications like New Musical Express, and Melody Maker.
He was a member of the British Black Panther Movement during his days in high school.
"Kwesi", his other name, originates from Ghana and is mostly given to Sunday-born male children.
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F.A.Q. about Linton Kwesi Johnson
When is his birthday?
Linton Kwesi Johnson's birthday is on August 24, 1952.
In how many days is his birthday?
Linton Kwesi Johnson's birthday is in 52 days
How old is he?
He is 69 years old.
Where is Linton Kwesi Johnson from?
He was born in Chapelton, Jamaica.
Linton Kwesi Johnson's Popularity
Linton Kwesi Johnson is a famous Jamaican poet, who was born on August 24, 1952. As a person born on this date, Linton Kwesi Johnson is listed in our database as the 83rd most popular celebrity for the day (August 24) and the 157th most popular for the year (1952).
People born on August 24 fall under the Zodiac sign of Virgo, the Virgin. Linton Kwesi Johnson is the 2284th most popular Virgo.
Aside from information specific to Linton Kwesi Johnson's birthday, Linton Kwesi Johnson is the 36th most famous Jamaican.
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