: Brixton Rock (): Alex Wheatle: Books. Brenton Brown is 16 years old. A mixed race youth, Brenton has lived in a children’s home all his life. Being reunited with his mother is the best thing th. Brixton Rock. Alex Wheatle. Set against the backdrop of the Brixton race riots in London in the s, this novel tells a story of overcoming obstacles from a.
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A mixed race youth, Brenton has lived in a children’s home all his life. Some familiar slang terms showing where south london slang language evolved from. By Wheatle was residing in a social services hostel in Brixton, South London.
The culture and athmosphere of the black neighbourhoods in London in the eighties is sketched in everyday scenes. The reggae slang Benton and his friends use is fascinating, funny and intricate and at some point I got used to it and it really flowed off the page. Want to Read saving…. Arcadia Books; New Ed edition 1 Jan.
Brixton Rock: : Alex Wheatle: Books
Sent from and sold by Amazon. This is a debut which confirms its author as a pro in prose. I did wonder if rkck riots themselves would feature and there was always a sense of something brewing. Born in to Jamaican parents living in Brixton, Alex Wheatle spent rofk of his childhood in a Surrey children’s home.
I will never forget how engaging it was to travel through these pages, it was like being with Brenton each and every step of his turbulent journey.
But hey I grew up on Star Wars so I could handle it! Brixton Rock by Alex Wheatle. Pos rated it it was amazing Feb 13, The main story is so true of children brought up in care then find their birth families. A mixed race youth, Brenton has lived in a children’s home all his life.
Chris rated it it was ok Oct 26, Sam Hesketh rated it it was ok Nov 30, Customers who bought this item also bought. His books are on school reading lists and Alex takes part in Black History Month every year, working with Booktrust and the Children’s Discovery Centre alec promote reading.
But a strange series of events soon push him to the edge. Books by Alex Wheatle. The author has obviously used history to their advantage. I love this book for so many reasons The mystery and intrigue just keeps on coming as the suspense builds to an explosive ending.
Brixton Rock (Brixton Rock, book 1) by Alex Wheatle
Following his release from prison he continued to write poems and lyrics and became known as the Brixton Bard. Hm, why do I always want to mention the negatives first?
Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Partly because the weather was windy and down pouring with rain and an hour to spare.
He has since been called upon to talk on the subject of the Brixton riots, most prominently in the BBC programme “Battle for Brixton”.
I’m only just old enough to remember the Brixton Riots and being a white girl from N Ireland I knew nothing about why it happened. This is a very promising debut’ Times. See all hrixton reviews. Please try again later. He witnessed and lived through the Brixton riots, its precursors and aftermath. Apr 06, Colin rated it really liked it.
He is a member of English PEN.
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See all Product description. The story was interesting but I felt hweatle tailed off at the end – don’t want to go into too much detail as it will spoil the narrative. Oct 08, Valentina rated it it was amazing. Complications arise, however, when he finally meets his mother and then falls dangerously in love with his half-sister.
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The language won’t be a barrier to anyone raised in London; to others, it could be. The love interest was wheattle to say the least not a fan of the idea but understandable with the main characters up-bringing. He has also narrated an audio guide to the streets of Alwx for soundmap.
Brixton Rock is a tribute to a place and time, as well as a study of loneliness, identity and the importance of friends and family.
Anyway, it had its flaws. I will never forget how engaging it was to travel through these pages, it was like being with Brenton each and every step of his turbulent jou I loved this book with all my heart.