AKALA: A real history of empire for the next generation

November 25 | 15:30 - 16:30

Edinburgh All Ages Panel Event / Author Reading History, Local Interest

As part of Book Week Scotland, and under the banner of their Rebel theme we welcome Akala to explore the legacies of empire through the lens of his book Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire. We will be shining a light on forgotten histories and examining the enduring impact of empire on race and class relations in Britain and abroad. Natives explores a multitude of issues with intelligence and grace, including but not limited to colonialism, sexual objectification, race, the right wing, the police and class. As a BAFTA & MOBO award winning musician, writer and social entrepreneur, Akala educates and invigorates with his informed, multidisciplinary work, striking a balance between the personal and the political.

Paid (ticketed)

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If you have any questions or for more information, please contact the venue directly.

0131 662 9112

Venue information

Traverse Theatre

10 Cambridge Street

EH1 2ED

From the Cambridge Street entrance there is level access to the box office. There is lift access to the bar café and theatres, and adapted toilets on the box office and bar café levels. We also have gender neutral toilets and everyone is free to use the toilets that best reflect their gender identity. Guide and hearing dogs are welcome. Please mention when booking if you require lift access to Traverse 1 or Traverse 2, and make yourself known to Front of House staff on arrival. The Front of House Manager will meet and accompany you to the theatre. Wheelchair Users There are wheelchair spaces available in both theatres - please reserve when making your booking. Easily accessible seating can be reserved for audience members who prefer to transfer from a wheelchair to a seat. There are two wheelchairs available for visitors' use.


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