SONNY'S LETTAH is a booklet featuring lyrics from Linton Kwesi-Johnson's song of the same name. The song is a letter from Brixton prison by a son who is writing to his mother. He recounts his arrest which happened after being harassed by the police on a bus, and ends by assuring her that he will be okay.
The song is a response to British sus (or suspected person) law, which allows police officers to stop and search anyone. While sung as a letter, the lyrics in the booklet have also been transcribed in the shorthand that stenographers use to record testimony, revealing connections between truth, justice, music, and language.