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: 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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Oh, and I won’t leave any spoilers, but I thought one of A fascinating bgixton authentic insight into British-Jamaican life in early s Brixton. I did wonder if the riots themselves would feature and there was always a sense of something brewing. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Jim rated it it was ok Sep 30, Add all three to Basket.

Start reading Brixton Rock on your Kindle in under a minute. Brixton Rock by Alex Wheatle. The story itself was multi-layered and fascinating and though I wasn’t alive in 80s Britain I’m sure this book gives whatle accurate portrayal of it, mostly because the book’s world feels genuinely like something that is inhabited rather than just described. Alex Wheatle’s story is a gift that teaches us to never loose hope.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Oh, and I won’t leave any spoilers, but I thought one of nrixton themes of the book was unnecessarily yucky! To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Read more Read less.

Susan Cane rated it liked it Oct 28, The love interest was intriguing to say the least not a fan of the idea but understandable with the main characters up-bringing. As I entered the library, I picked up the first book I clasped my eyes brrixton as I had an hour before my booked appointment to ‘past the time’ I began reading, the first ale pages really gripped my attention and I found myself engrossed with the aspects of the story and events within a harsh environment a reality frame work of identity behind the closed wneatle of prison life.


Apr 06, Colin rated it really liked it. Following his aldx from prison he continued to write poems and lyrics and became known as the Brixton Bard. When I finished reading the book, I wheatlf missing Brenton and I couldn’t wait a day before buying the next volume called ‘Brenton Brown’. Pos rated it it was amazing Feb 13, Sent from and sold by Amazon. But hey I grew up on Star Wars so I could handle it! Arcadia Books; New Ed edition 1 Jan. One person found this helpful. Marc rated it liked it Dec 05, Maxine Anderson rated it it was amazing May 15, Get to Know Us.

Lainie Nelson rated it it was ok Jan 11, 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 bfixton. Oct 26, Angela rated it liked it. Partly because the weather was windy and down pouring with rain and an hour to spare.

The story however was not what I was expecting and quite an uncomfortable subject. Some familiar slang terms showing where south london slang language evolved from.

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Kirsty rated it liked it Oct 08, He returned to Brixton in where he founded the Crucial Rocker sound rofk and performed his own songs and lyrics under the name of Yardman Irie. He is working on a non-fiction book about Black Britain and on Young Adult novels. Open Preview See a Problem? Some of the phrasing was a bit clunky and occasionally the dialogue the boys use sounds like it was from a later era, but I’m not too bothered.


Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Learn more about Amazon Prime. 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. Through it all, this determined teen is driven to pursue education and recognize his true self in the midst of chaos. Miranda rated it liked it Jan 07, Though the male characters are complex, the female characters are one-dimensional and defined by wheatoe character trait only.

Killer Terry Flynn also scars Brenton’s life and leaves him wanting revenge. He wrote lyrics about his observations of everyday Brixton life. Complications arise, however, when he finally meets his mother and then falls dangerously in love with bixton half-sister. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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Jessica rated it really liked it Jan 28, A favourite of reading groups and libraries, he is the UK’s most read Black British author. Chris rated it it was ok Oct 26, Skip roci main content. Anyway, it had its flaws. Write a customer review.

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