An enthusiastic, energetic, humorous, 'fanboying' journey through a section of UK Black music history, Hold Tight is like a fantastic joyride with an Amen break enthused soundtrack.
I went to the reading/signing for this book last week, as part of Islington's Black History month. I'll be honest and say I knew nothing about the book or its message for Black Britons. But with a title like that, I was curious, it could either be very good, insightful, inspiring and challenging or it … Continue reading What Being Black Is And What Being Black Isn’t
In keeping with the Brixton vibe, I've just read Brixton Rock by Alex Wheatle. Set in the late seventies to early eighties, Wheatle's debut novel tells the story of Brenton Brown, a sixteen year-old mixed race teenager, living in a hostel for young people recently released from the care system. Angry at the fact that … Continue reading Brixton Rock