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Talking Ideas – Akala: Natives, Race And Class In The Ruins Of The Empire


Date & Time

May 08 2019
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Location

State Library of Queensland
Stanley Place, South Bank

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Talking Ideas – Akala: Natives, Race And Class In The Ruins Of The Empire

Tickets

From $32 available through QTIX



Join award-winning hip-hop artist, social entrepreneur and writer Akala as he delivers a talk about his bestselling debut, Natives, a searing, modern polemic on race and class in the British Empire. He reflects on growing up poor, mixed race and politicised in Britain during the 1980s and 90s and widens his experiences into a nuanced historical treatise that the Guardian has lauded as ‘the kind of disruptive, aggressive intellect that a new generation is closely watching.’

Read some of Akala’s Guardian articles here and watch this video.

The Library Shop will have a selection of Akala’s books available for sale at the event and you are invited to meet him post-event to have your book signed.

Why not make a night of it? Come early and enjoy free live music and poetry with Voices of Colour at the Library Café Bar. Beer, wine and hot snacks will be available for purchase.




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