'Akala' is a MOBO award-winning artist, writer and founder of The Hip-hop Shakespeare Company. akalamusic.com

Entries by Akala

A Note on Censorship - Some Final Reflections on the Human Zoo Campaign

(8) Comments | Posted 29 September 2014 | (00:00)

I don't have much more to say about the human zoo other than, well done to the campaign and especially to the protestors, if I were not out of the country on previous work commitments I would certainly have been there with you on Tuesday.

There are, however a...

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The Human Zoo and the Masturbation of White Guilt

(46) Comments | Posted 12 September 2014 | (11:31)

So as you have probably heard. An 'artist' named Brett Bailey thinks it is creative and innovative to showcase black humans in a mock zoo for the entertainment of white 'liberals' at the Barbican Centre. Some people, including the poet Lemn Sissay, have mustered all kinds of defenses for the...

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You Are What You Read

(3) Comments | Posted 12 December 2011 | (23:00)

To educate is to draw out that which is within

From the scripts of the ancient Nile Valley and Mesopotamia to the Quipu system of notation using knots and thread in medieval America; through to the most enduring system still widely in use (Chinese writing) via numerous other variations,...

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