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Akala, historian, author, social entrepreneur, poet, BAFTA and MOBO award-winning hip-hop artist and co-founder of the Hip-Hop Shakespeare Company, will be coming to King's College London on the 16th October 2019.

The School of Politics & Economics, the Race Equality Network and the History Department have teamed up to make this event possible for our students.

Akala will be giving a talk, covering the topics in his Sunday Times best-seller book NATIVES: RACE & CLASS IN THE RUINS OF EMPIRE, followed by a Q&A session.

Watch a clip of Akala talking about knife crime on Good Morning Britain


  • 19:00 Audience arrival
  • 20:00 Audience enter venue
  • 20:30 Door closes and talk begins
  • 21:30 - 22:00 Q&A
  • 21:30 - 22:00 Event finish

If you would like to register your interest in attending the event, please complete the form below and we will start letting people know whether they have a confirmed place very soon.

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Event details

Auditorium, ground floor
Bush House
Strand campus, 30 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BG