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Musa Okwonga joins A Change Is Gonna Come line-up
Monday, 30 November -0001
Posted On 2017-04-25 09:45:34 |  Last Update 2017-04-25 09:51:37 |  Read 853 times | 0 Comments

We are delighted to announce that Musa Okwonga will write a poem on the theme of change for our BAME YA anthology, A Change Is Gonna Come.

Unfortunately, due to unforseen circumstances, Lemn Sissay is no longer able to contribute a poem to the book, but every cloud has a silver lining and in this case, Musa is that silver lining!

Musa Okwonga is a poet, author, sportswriter, broadcaster, musician, public relations consultant and commentator on current affairs, including culture, politics, sport, race, gender and sexuality. His essay, The Ungrateful Country, was included in The Good Immigrant, a collection of essays, edited by Nikesh Shukla, in which writers explore what it means to be Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic in Britain today.

Channel 4 Talent has described Musa's poetry as "...raw, authentic, brutally honest and beautifully optimistic.” We couldn't be more proud to be welcoming Musa to the #ChangeBook team and can't wait to read his poem!

Musa joins: Tanya Byrne, Inua Ellams, Catherine Johnson, Patrice Lawrence, Ayisha Malik, Irfan Master, Nikesh Shukla; and new voices, Mary Bello, Aisha Bushby, Yasmin Rahman and Phoebe Roy.

A Change Is Gonna Come is available to pre-order from online retailers NOW and will be published on 10th August 2017. 


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