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Alex Wheatle - You're Booked You're Booked

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This week we are delighted to spend some time with the author, playwright, screenwriter, performer and all-around inspiration Alex Wheatle MBE! Alex's first book was 1995's award-winning Brixton Rock and he has followed that with numerous critically acclaimed works for adults, young adults and children with the latest being Cane Warriors. We talked to Alex about the importance of music in his work, being inspired by the Beano, learning to love reading while in prison and the experience of having your life story turned into a film by the Oscar-winning Steve McQueen. You can find the Dialogue Books Black History Month reading list HERE.
BOOKS
Daisy Buchanan - Insatiable
Alex Wheatle - Cane Warriors
CLR James - Black Jacobins
Malcolm X - Autobiography
Alex Haley - Roots
Langston Hughes - Collected Poems
Chester Himes - Rage in Harlem
James Baldwin - Fire Next Time
Mark Twain - Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Linton Kwesi Johnson - Selected Poems
Marcia Williams - Baby Mother
Naomi King - OPP
Karline Smith - Moss Side Massive
Courttia Newland - The Scholar
Stephen Thompson - Toy Soldiers
Peter Kalu - Lick Shot
Alex Wheatle - Brixton Rock
Daniel Defoe - Robinson Crusoe
EA Ritter - Shaka Zulu
Alex Wheatle - Liccle Bit 
Alex Wheatle - Crongton Knights
Danielle Jawando - And The Stars Were Burning Brightly
Raymond Chandler - Big Sleep
Colleen McCullough - Thorn Birds
Vivien M Goldman - Book of Exodus
Marlon James - Brief History of 7 Killings
Timothy White - Catch a Fire
Steve McQueen - Small Axe
Patrice Lawrence - Eight Pieces of Silva
 
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This week we are delighted to spend some time with the author, playwright, screenwriter, performer and all-around inspiration Alex Wheatle MBE! Alex's first book was 1995's award-winning Brixton Rock and he has followed that with numerous critically acclaimed works for adults, young adults and children with the latest being Cane Warriors. We talked to Alex about the importance of music in his work, being inspired by the Beano, learning to love reading while in prison and the experience of having your life story turned into a film by the Oscar-winning Steve McQueen. You can find the Dialogue Books Black History Month reading list HERE.
BOOKS
Daisy Buchanan - Insatiable
Alex Wheatle - Cane Warriors
CLR James - Black Jacobins
Malcolm X - Autobiography
Alex Haley - Roots
Langston Hughes - Collected Poems
Chester Himes - Rage in Harlem
James Baldwin - Fire Next Time
Mark Twain - Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Linton Kwesi Johnson - Selected Poems
Marcia Williams - Baby Mother
Naomi King - OPP
Karline Smith - Moss Side Massive
Courttia Newland - The Scholar
Stephen Thompson - Toy Soldiers
Peter Kalu - Lick Shot
Alex Wheatle - Brixton Rock
Daniel Defoe - Robinson Crusoe
EA Ritter - Shaka Zulu
Alex Wheatle - Liccle Bit 
Alex Wheatle - Crongton Knights
Danielle Jawando - And The Stars Were Burning Brightly
Raymond Chandler - Big Sleep
Colleen McCullough - Thorn Birds
Vivien M Goldman - Book of Exodus
Marlon James - Brief History of 7 Killings
Timothy White - Catch a Fire
Steve McQueen - Small Axe
Patrice Lawrence - Eight Pieces of Silva
 
See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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