East of Acre Lane (Paperback)

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By Alex Wheatle, Paul Gilroy (Introduction by)
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'Alex Wheatle writes from a place of honesty and passion' Steve McQueen, director of Small Axe

East of Acre Lane is the fast-paced and razor sharp story of a young man trying to do the right thing from celebrated author Alex Wheatle, one of the figures who inspired Steve McQueen's Small Axe

It is 1981, and Brixton is on the verge of exploding. Biscuit lives with his mother, brother and sister, trapped hustling on the frontline for the South London badman Nunchucks. As the patience of the community breaks and the riots erupt, Biscuit must make a choice that could change his life forever.

'His prose is as sharp as a barber's cutthroat and the hard edged dialogue perfectly captures that London vibe. Thrilling, very funny, and most of all a page turner' Courttia Newland

About the Author


Alex Wheatle is the award wining author of Brixton Rock which was published in 1998. He lives in South London with his wife and three children. He is also a performance poet and MC.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780007225620
ISBN-10: 0007225628
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Publication Date: January 5th, 2021
Pages: 320
Language: English