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Da Rules
Em Allison and Marvin Hodges and Saidu Tejan-Thomas

Three voices loudly recall stereotypical ‘rules’ for people of colour and thereby outline injustice, prejudice and racial bias in contemporary society. Marvin Hodges, Em Allison and Saidu Tejan-Thomas’ spoken word poem provide the audience with a shocking paradigm shift, confronting them with everyday racisms.

Text and performance can serve as a great example of young poetics and may serve for a teaching unit on poetry slams, speeches and spoken word poetry. Also, the text is suitable for a cross-curricular project on racism in the US, Black Lifes Matter and diversity.


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Hodges, Marvin, Em Allison and Saidu Tejan-Thomas. "Da Rules." Voice Male, n.n., 24. June 2015. 126 l.

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  • Addresses current affairs
  • Democratic and political education
  • Explores historical contexts
  • Interdisciplinary or cross-curricular teaching
  • Silenced voices