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Akala in Sheffield: Event sees rapper talk race, class & imperialism

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This Friday evening at the University of Sheffield, Akala will take a historical look at the development of racism and race science in the context of class development and European Imperialism.

Akala is a BAFTA and MOBO award-winning hip-hop artist, writer and social entrepreneur, as well as the co-founder of The Hip-Hop Shakespeare Company. His five albums include DoubleThink (2010) and Knowledge Is Power (2015), and among his best-known tracks is 'Comedy Tragedy History'.

Akala is the author of the Sunday Times bestseller Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire and in 2019 he presented a BBC Four documentary on Homer's Odyssey. Akala has gained a reputation as one of the most dynamic and articulate talents in the UK.

Entitled 'Race, Class and Imperialism - Akala's Prokhorov Lecture', the event will take place on Friday 18 October, with doors opening at 6pm for a 6:30pm start. Entrance is free and will be granted on a first come first serve basis. Places in the lecture theatre are limited so arrive early to avoid disappointment.

by Felicity Jackson (she/her)

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