America may have its Spike Lee, Toni Morrison, Tyler Perry, Oprah Winfrey or Danny Glover, to name a few, but the recent success of British films at the box-office has brought with it no significant or corresponding improvement in the profile or fortunes of our black writers, actors and movie makers.
Leon Alexander always liked to remember the old time sayings from home. And when he dropped them on these British-born youngsters, they always had to wonder. When he explained to them, they’d get it. But he’s stopped all that now.
It can’t be much fun sharing your name with a famous dead rock star. Nick Drake is a poet, playwright and novelist.