Hsiao-Hung Pai on ''Angry White People''
Tuesday 12th April 19:00 at London - Trafalgar Square
Join us for an evening with author and journalist Hsiao-Hung Pai speaking about her book ''Angry White People'' in conversation with VICE journalist Wail Qasim
In Angry White People (Zed Books) award-winning author and investigative journalist Hsiao-Hung Pai delves deep into the day-to-day lives of the most marginalised section of the white working class. In this fantastically daring book, she follows a group of individuals caught up in the wave of far-right street movements in the UK beginning in 2009. Among these are Darren, who took part in the formation of the English Defence League but who left it after two years; a Reading-based activist nicknamed Viking, who once occupied the cathedral in Derby in order to assert his right to carry a sword, and the infamous Tommy Robinson, founder of the EDL, whom Pai saw change from a young, foul-mouthed Luton lad to a well-received, suited and booted, Oxford Union guest speaker. Pai uncovers that their ideologies are not an aberration in modern British society, quite the contrary, they are constantly reproduced, rejuvenated and mainstreamed by the media and politicians.
Hsiao-Hung will be in discussion with Darren, one of the main people interviewed in Angry White People. Darren is a decorator from Luton, who quit the EDL after two years of activism on the street. Now he believes in trade unions, has joined the Labour Party and supports Jeremy Corbyn's leadership.
Wail Qasim is contributor to VICE and a campaigner with Defend the Right to Protest http://wail.black/contact-me/
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