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Sufferah:  Memoir of a Brixton Reggae Head

Alex Wheatle In conversation with Chris (Finguz) Morris

Sunday 15 October 2023, 19:00 at University Drama Studio


In this memoir, acclaimed writer Alex Wheatle shows how music became his salvation through a childhood marred by abuse and imprisonment as a young man protesting against systemic racism and police brutality.  Abandoned as a baby to the British care system, Alex grew up with no knowledge of his Jamaican parentage or family history – portrayed in Steve McQueen’s Small Axe series.  He was inexorably drawn to reggae, his lifeline through the challenges of living as a young Black man in 1980s Britain.

“Alex Wheatle is an inspirer. He sheds light in dark places . . . He is a vital writer” Lemn Sissay

Chris (Finguz) Morris is a musician, visual artist and arts practitioner, specialising in work with young and vulnerable people.

Alex Wheatle

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