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Akala in Conversation: Live Stream

Until⁠ 6 March
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Literature & poetry
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Akala sitting in a chair on stage
Pete Woodhead

Join writer and hip-hop artist Akala in this live stream to mark the paperback release of The Dark Lady.

Having gained a reputation as a dynamic and articulate talent, notably with his Sunday Times bestseller Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire, released in 2018, Akala returns to celebrate the release of his debut novel, The Dark Lady, in paperback.

The Dark Lady plunges the reader into the violent, visceral streets of Elizabethan London, weaving history and magic with contemporary ideas around class and identity.

BAFTA and MOBO award-winning hip-hop artist, writer and social entrepreneur Akala has led youth arts, education and music projects globally, and co-founded The Hip-hop Shakespeare Company in 2009.

In The Dark Lady, Akala enthuses and entertains teenagers and young adults, showing that reading is a true superpower.

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Age recommendation

For ages 11+

This event is Speech-to-Text transcribed (STT).

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Dates & times

6 Feb – 6 March

Live stream: 8pm on Sun 6 Feb, and available for 28 days on demand.


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