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Guardian Unlimited | Arts features | 'Me? I thought, OBE me? Up yours, I thought'

Benjamin Zephaniah, on his reasons for turning down an OBE. If you read nothing else today, read this. Have Your Say on ACHUKACHAT, in the 'React to news..." discussion.

"I woke up on the morning of November 13 wondering how the government could be overthrown and what could replace it, and then I noticed a letter from the prime minister's office. It said: "The prime minister has asked me to inform you, in strict confidence, that he has in mind, on the occasion of the forthcoming list of New Year's honours to submit your name to the Queen with a recommendation that Her Majesty may be graciously pleased to approve that you be appointed an officer of the Order of the British Empire."
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