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Bios & Bookmarks: Alex Wheatle

A weekly session featuring readings by, and conversations with, popular authors.

On Sunday 29 November, Alex Wheatle, the ‘Brixton Bard’, brought us his soaring YA tale of Tacky’s 1760 revolt in Cane Warriors (Akashic Books). He shared insight into his writing, his activism, and his thoughts about his life being immortalised in the film Alex Wheatle, a 2020 historical drama directed by Steve McQueen.

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