Brixton Rock - by Alex Wheatle, MBE
Brixton Rock - by Alex Wheatle, MBE (aka The Brixton Bard)
'Alex Wheatle writes from a place of honesty and passion with the full knowledge and understanding that change can only happen through words and actions' – Steve McQueen
Set in South London in the 1980s, Brenton Brown is a 16-year old mixed race youth who has lived in a children's home all his life. He has never met his mother and is haunted by her loss. The best thing happens: Brenton is reunited with his mother, Cynthia.
And then the worst: he falls in love with his beautiful half-sister, Juliet. At the same time, Brenton meets his Nemesis in the shape of Terry Flynn, a South London gangster who scars him for life. Brenton's vow to seek revenge leads to an explosive climax, set against the music, humour and Caribbean rhythms of life that survive within the troubled South London landscape of 1980's Brixton.
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