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Alex Wheatle: Doin' It For The Kids Hamilton High watches Friday's best bits of the Hay Festival from the verandah

Alex Wheatle: Doin' It For The Kids

Hamilton High watches Friday's best bits of the Hay Festival from the verandah

by Hamilton High,
first published: June, 2021
"...Obviously, if I could also add that the police have stopped sus’ing Black boys as a matter of course then we could really pop the fizz." Gracey Babs

Friday

There are now published young adult novels by Black writers about a slave uprising in Jamaica and they are being publicised at a major literary festival. Obviously, if I could also add that the police have stopped sus’ing Black boys as a matter of course then we could really pop the fizz, but small steps are also to be celebrated. Alex Wheatle reading from his book, Cane Warriors.

Cane Warriors

Elsewhere, a Chief Constable of Devon and Cornwall discusses modern slavery with Libby Sutcliffe and, at lunchtime, a Dr Inkster presents a lecture touching on the pros and cons of hip hop neuroscience. Later we have apprentice national treasure Gary Younge delivering the Bevan Lecture which will add a few drops of cosmic balance in the right direction on the seesaw of morality, followed by future TV presenter Ed Milliband talking about the size of his penis.


Essential Info
Main Image: Alex Wheatle (purloined from his website, apologies)
Alex Wheatle's Alexwheatle.com
The Hay Festival website with many streamed events
Book Aid International (Reverse book club page)

Hamilton High

Hamilton High was born on Doheny Ave in the gutter, is a poet, writer and observer of popular culture. Likes fashion and cares less for style. He's on the move, he's an alter ego and we hardly ever hear from him.
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"...Obviously, if I could also add that the police have stopped sus’ing Black boys as a matter of course then we could really pop the fizz." Gracey Babs

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