Listen to Addressing recent issues in American academia with Lauren Michele Jackson, financial and industry support for BIPOC theatre performers, and Solli Raphael’s new book, Spotlight47:0316 September 2020

Author and American culture critic from Northwestern University, Dr. Lauren Michele Jackson joins Areej to talk about her latest book White Negroes ahead of her appearance at Broadly Speaking for the Wheeler Centre. Dr Jackson's work explores the new generation of whiteness thriving from the expense and borrowed ingenuity of black people.

Plus the founder of The Artists of Colour Initiative, Tarik Frimpong pops in to chat about the launch of a scholarship competition to provide both financial assistance and industry support for BIPOC theatre performers.

Lastly, poet, activist, and youth ambassador, Solli Raphael joins Areej for a yarn about his new book Spotlight. Featuring five non-fiction chapters, Solli encourages readers to find their voice, learn the forms and occupation of writing as well as discussing how to use and gain a platform. Solli also performs his slam poem, 72 Years, an inspiring piece about how we can live each day to its fullest potential.

Lauren Michele Jackson - White Negroes | Penguin Random House

Broadly Speaking: Power, Privilege and Pushing Back | Wheeler Centre

AOC Initiative Website

Solli Raphael - Spotlight | Penguin Random House

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