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Jeffrey Boakye & Nels Abbey in Conversation

Part of London Literature Festival

Break down what’s behind contemporary Britain's culture, attitudes and roots at this discussion between Jeffrey Boakye and Nels Abbey.

Ever wondered if there was any connection between the Blair years and the rise of grime music? Or what exactly your HR department’s position on ‘bants’ is? Or what it means if, even though you hate hearing about other people’s gap years, all you want is the chance to ‘eat, pray, love’ yourself?

Join renowned writers and cultural commentators Jeffrey Boakye and Nels Abbey as they dissect, satirise and share their thoughts on contemporary British culture, attitudes and roots.

Jeffrey Boakye is a writer and teacher originally from Brixton in south London, who now lives in Yorkshire with his wife and two sons.

He has a particular interest in issues surrounding education, race and popular culture. Boakye has taught English in secondary schools and sixth form colleges since 2007.

His first book, Hold Tight: Black Masculinity, Millennials, and the Meaning of Grime was published in 2017. Black, Listed is his second book.

Nels Abbey is a British-Nigerian writer and media executive based in London. Think Like a White Man is his first book.

Think Like a White Man was dictated to Nels Abbey by Dr Boule Whytelaw III, who has not been seen or heard from since. Dr Whytelaw is the Distinguished Professor of White People Studies at Bishop Lamonthood University and the Deputy Vice Chair of the Centre for (Trying to) Understand White People (CUWP).
He has written numerous successful TV shows, including Good Cops, Good White Folk and Other Wild Fantasies and Scientific Proof: The White Man's Ice is Indeed Colder.

Dates & times

24 Oct 2019
Approximate run time: 90 mins
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    • Thu 24 October 2019

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Queen Elizabeth Hall

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£15
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