Talking Ideas: Akala

State Library of Queensland

Akala: Natives Race & Class In The Ruins of the Empire is a highlight of this year's Talking Ideas program at the State Library of Queensland on May 8th.

Award-winning hip-hop artist, social entrepreneur and writer Akala will discuss his bestselling debut, Natives, a searing, modern polemic on race and class in the British Empire.

He reflects on growing up poor, of 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.'

Nice to know - The Library Shop will have Natives, Race And Class In The Ruins Of The Empire available for sale at the event.

Need to know - Come along early and enjoy live music, hot snacks, cold beer and wine at the Library Café Bar.

By Deb Lidster

State Library of Queensland is a valued partner of Must Do Brisbane.com

Auditorium 1

State Library of Queensland

Stanley Place

South Brisbane

May 8 7-8.15pm

$32-$37

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