Following the receiving praise for his Sunday Times bestseller Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire, released in 2018, Akala returns to ark the release of his debut novel, The Dark Lady, in paperback on Sunday, February 6 2022 at The Royal Albert Hall
The Dark Lady, takes the reader into the violent, underbelly streets of Elizabethan London, blending history and magic with moern ideas around class and identity.
BAFTA and MOBO award-winning hip-hop artist, writer, educator, presenter and social entrepreneur Akala has led youth arts, education and music projects globally, and co-founded The Hip-hop Shakespeare Company in 2009.
The music theatre production company explores the social, cultural and linguistic parallels between Shakespeare’s works and the work of modern-day rappers, and will have performances from some of the young people who havee been involved in the project as well as some yet unannounced guests.
Akala has earn a reputation as a dynamic and articulate talent, notably with his Sunday Times bestseller Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire, released in 2018.
In The Dark Lady, he enthuses and entertains teenagers and young adults, showing that reading is a true superpower.
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