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The Hate U Give

‘What society gives us as youth, it bites them it bites them in the ass when we wild out’. Sixteen-year-old Starr has carefully managed to balance the two worlds she inhabits – the poor neighbourhood she grew up in and the posh, suburban high school she attends. Until one night, on her way back from … Continue reading

What Being Black Is And What Being Black Isn’t

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 t 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 … Continue reading

Brixton Rock

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

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