Listen to Akala and David Olusoga: Striking the Empire

Dissect the making and unmaking of civilisations and cultures at a conversation between MOBO award-winning hip-hop poet Akala and historian David Olusoga. Chaired by television broadcaster June Sarpong MBE.

This timely discussion explores everything from empire and race to culture and class, retracing and contextualising the roots of modern British society.

Akala and David Olusoga: Striking the Empire by Southbank Centre's Book Podcast

Tea is our national drink, but all of the tea is Indian or Sri Lankan; one of the most popular brands of tea is Yorkshire tea. But where in Yorkshire do they grow tea?!
David Olusoga

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