Where we Come From, by writer and journalist Aniefiok Ekpoudom, presents us with a groundbreaking social history of UK rap and Grime; one that takes from the heart of south London to the valleys of South Wales via the West Midlands.
Ekpoudom explores how a history of migration and an enduring spirit of resistance have shaped the current realities of these linked communities and the music they produce. These sounds have become vessels for the marginalised, carrying Black and working-class stories into the light.
Vividly depicted and compassionately told, Where We Come From weaves together intimate stories of resilience, courage and loss, as well as a shared music culture that gave refuge and purpose to those in search of belonging. Ekpoudom offers a rich chronicle of rap, identity, place and, above all, the social and human condition in modern Britain.
Size: 160 x 240mm (hardback with dust jacket)
Publisher: Faber & Faber