1 Oct 2023

Alex Wheatle on Brixton riots, battling prostate cancer and his latest book

Sports reporter

Raised in care, a victim of abuse and racism, author Alex Wheatle was only a teenager when he got sent to prison for taking part in the Brixton riots.

As Black History Month begins, Jordan Jarrett Bryan hears how – behind bars – he found a passion for reading that led him to tell both his own story and those of others living on the margins in his award-winning books.