Alex Wheatle MBE: The infamous Brixton Bard

Alex Wheatle MBE, award winning author and trailblazer for the Black British community, is not short of a story as he depicts his experience as an author within the UK and talks of how he chooses to evolve constantly as a creative.

The Brixton Bard, Alex Wheatle, is a notable author within the UK who prides himself on being the storyteller of authenticity and transparency, prioritising this above all else within his work. Voice spoke to him as he recounted his tribulations and journey from being a youth to becoming a noted author within the publishing world. As well as this, Alex unpacked what it means to be Black and British.

Alex has also been involved with Brent Culture Services in their event Black British Novels: What Lies Beneath check out Voice's coverage here.

This interview was taken before Noel Clarke allegations were made and Alex Wheatle had no further comments on these allegations.

For more information about Alex and his work:

Twitter: @brixtonbard


Header Image Credit: "Author Alex Wheatle & Playwright Emteaz Hussain" by The Lowry, Salford is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0


De-Mornae Clarke

De-Mornae Clarke Kickstart Team

De-mornae is a Kickstart Journalist for Voice. Music, interviews and pop culture are her preferred topics of interest but is often pushing her own creative boundaries to prove that anyone can have an opinion regardless of their background, education or class.

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