Patience Agbabi at Petersfield Write Angle poetry & music + Open Mic, Upstairs at The Square Brewery, performing ‘The Wife of Bafa’ in July 2013.
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The Wife of Bath and the Wife of Bafa
Sheri Smith introduces us to the character of Chaucer’s Wife of Bath and her modern-day counterpart, Mrs Alice Ebi Bafa. Read on to find out more! And thus they lyve unto hir lyves ende In parfit joye; and Jhesu Crist us sende Housebondes meeke, yonge, … Continue reading The Wife of Bath and the Wife of Bafa
“Whenever I got stuck I reread the original text and imagined Chaucer winking at me, saying, go girl.”
— Patience Agbabi to The Guardian, 23rd Jan. 2014.
The Canterbury Tales Prologue (Slam Remix!)
Patience Agbabi, performing the poem that would become the Prologue to her remix of Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, at the English and Media Centre’s student conference in October 2012 at the London Institute of Education.
BookTalk Special World Poetry Day Event, 21 March 2018: Telling Tales
Our next BookTalk event will celebrate World Poetry Day with a discussion of a brilliant re-interpretation of Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales for the 21st century by one of the UK’s foremost poets: Patience Agbabi’s 2014 poetry collection, Telling Tales.