8pm start, Thursday 30th November, in the Bookshop. This event is FREE but please book to ensure we have catering organised for everyone.
People in deprived communities all around Britain feel misunderstood and unheard. Darren McGarvey, aka Scottish rapper Loki, gives voice to their feelings and concerns and the anger that is spilling over.
McGarvey’s autobiographical account of childhood in working class Scotland, of family life marred by poverty, abuse and addiction captivated authors as diverse as Irvine Welsh and J K Rowling.
Join us as McGarvey unpacks Poverty Safari to explore the anger of Britain’s Underclass. This event is part of a series of bookshop events shining a spotlight on the hardships of lives lead in poverty, and in particular our homelessness crisis – it is free and includes a full meal for all.
“Nothing less than an intellectual and spiritual rehab manual for the progressive left.” – Irvine Welsh
Darren McGarvey’s event is centered around is new book Poverty Safari; his event will be followed by a signing, when there will be an opportunity to purchase the book, meet the author and have copies signed and dedicated if you so wish.
This event is part of Book Week Scotland, it is supported (with HUGE thanks) by the Scottish Book Trust, and is also a celebration of the great work done by Streetreads, an Edinburgh charity bringing books to homeless readers.