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Uprising!

Alex WheatleThrough words and song Alex Wheatle MBE charts the journey of his own personal uprising; from the brutality of children’s homes to selling ‘weed’ on Brixton’s ‘frontline’, through the 1981 riots and consequently, a brutal prison system, finally emerging as a respected and award winning author.

Inspired by his best-selling novel Brixton Rock and East of Acre Lane Alex Wheatle’s performance is a gem. His latest novel Brenton Brown the eagerly awaited follow up to Brixton Rock was published by Arcadia in June 2011.

“A triumph - bears a striking resemblance to Graham Greene’s Brighton Rock’, (but) this is funny. Brixton Rock is a debut which confirms its author as a pro in prose” The Times on Brixton Rock.

"This is a vibrant book pulsing with the reggae beats of the era. The dialogue has rhythm and inventiveness. And the violent climax is a cathartic one, the logical and positive first stage of a revolution."

Followed by a Q&A session.

Please note this event id for over 14s only.

Part of this year's Chapter & Verse Literature Festival. For the full schedule click here or download the brochure

This event is held in partnership with Writing on the Wall and Tara Arts.

Related Links:
Uprising! Trailer
Alex Wheatle on Twitter

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Tara Arts on Twitter

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