Musik- och kulturskribenten Aniefiok Ekpoudom släpper snart sin första bok; “Where We Come From: Rap, Home And Hope In Modern Britain”. En bok som berättar om utvecklingen inom både brittisk hiphop och grime samt deras koppling till viktiga händelser inom socialhistoria.

Boken släpps i januari via förlaget Faber, där man kan läsa en beskrivning av boken med orden:

“Something is happening in Britain, trembling the tracks as it unfolds. Recent years have borne witness to underground genres leaking out from the inner cities, going on to become some of the most popular music in the nation. 

In this groundbreaking social history, journalist Aniefiok Ekpoudom travels the country to paint a compelling portrait of the dawn, boom and subsequent blossoming of UK rap and grime. Taking us from the heart of south London to the West Midlands and South Wales, he explores how a history of migration and an enduring spirit of resistance have shaped the current realities of these linked communities and the music they produce.”

“Where We Come From: Rap, Home And Hope In Modern Britain” släpps den 24 januari 2024.

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