May 092013

East of Acre Lane

Alex Wheatle is a DJ, producer, and one of our talented Brixton authors. He places Biscuit, a young man, in the months leading up to the Brixton riots of 1981. This is an intensely personal story: Biscuit hustles in order to feed and house his family and take care of his friends in the face of an extremely racist London, while attempting to navigate a life of grey- and black-market crime. Wheatle layers personal and political problems into a picture of a community through the eyes of Biscuit and his friends through the riots. A truly gorgeous piece of work.


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