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The Hate U Give with Angie Thomas
Sat 8 April 2017, 17:00 – 20:30 BST
Art Against the Grain brings one of the new and rising voices of Black America.
Angie Thomas is an exciting and powerful new voice in Young Adult fiction and her debut novel, The Hate U Give (THUG). THUG is a story of a 16 year old Starr who balances life between 2 worlds. She becomes the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a white police officer. Now Starr must fight for justice, using the most powerful weapon she has – her voice. (copies of THUG will be on sale at this event and Angie will be signing books at the end of the evening).
The event will include a screening of 50 Shades of Melanin with performances from Janel Antoneisha and Damani Dennisur. The evening will culminate in a panel discussion with Angie and members of the Black Lives Matters UK movement on why does BLM belong in the UK as well as discussing the relationship between BLM US and BLM UK.