Akala: Natives

WORD Christchurch

Award-winning hip-hop artist, social entrepreneur and writer Akala discusses his bestselling debut book, 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.’ 

Introduced by Sacha McMeeking, head of UC’s School of Māori and Indigenous Studies.

Presented in association with Auckland Writers Festival

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