Alex Wheatle


Born
January 03, 1963


‘One of the most exciting writers of the black urban experience’ The Times

Alex Alphonso Wheatle MBE (3 January 1963) is an award winning black British novelist of Jamaican heritage and has been described as one of the UK’s most exciting writers.
Wheatle spent much of his childhood in a Surrey children's home. At sixteen he was a founder member of the Crucial Rocker sound system and his DJ name was Yardman Irie. He wrote lyrics about his observations of everyday Brixton life. By 1980 Wheatle was residing in a social services hostel in Brixton, South London. He witnessed and lived through the 1981 Brixton riots, its precursors and aftermath. Wheatle was briefly incarcerated following the Brixton riots. While serving his sente
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Average rating: 3.88 · 1,114 ratings · 171 reviews · 18 distinct worksSimilar authors
Liccle Bit

3.86 avg rating — 190 ratings — published 2015 — 7 editions
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Crongton Knights

4.01 avg rating — 151 ratings4 editions
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Brixton Rock

3.62 avg rating — 152 ratings — published 1999 — 8 editions
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The Dirty South

3.80 avg rating — 110 ratings — published 2008 — 4 editions
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East of Acre Lane

3.76 avg rating — 94 ratings — published 2001 — 6 editions
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Island Songs

4.05 avg rating — 63 ratings — published 2005 — 5 editions
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Straight Outta Crongton

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Home Girl

3.60 avg rating — 57 ratings — published 2019 — 6 editions
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Brenton Brown

4.08 avg rating — 40 ratings — published 2011 — 6 editions
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The Seven Sisters

3.75 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 2002 — 2 editions
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