Race, class, and imperialism – Akala
About our speaker
Akala is a BAFTA and MOBO award-winning hip-hop artist, writer and social entrepreneur, as well as the co-founder of The Hip-Hop Shakespeare Company.
His five albums include DoubleThink (2010) and Knowledge Is Power (2015); among his best-known rap songs is "Comedy Tragedy History".
Akala is the author of the Sunday Times bestseller Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire (2018) and in 2019 presented a BBC Four television documentary on Homer's Odyssey. Akala has gained a reputation as one of the most dynamic and articulate talents in the UK.
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