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Smashing It Sabrina Mahfouz

Smashing It By Sabrina Mahfouz

Smashing It by Sabrina Mahfouz

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An empowering celebration of writings and artworks by working class artists in the UK, also providing advice on how to access funding in the arts

Smashing It Summary

Smashing It: Working Class Artists on Life, Art and Making It Happen by Sabrina Mahfouz

Smashing It celebrates the exceptional works and words of 31 leading working-class artists in Britain. Featuring writing, lyrics and images by Wiley, Maxine Peake, Malorie Blackman, Riz Ahmed and many more, it also includes reflections from artists on how class has impacted their working lives. Come behind the scenes to find out how they overcame obstacles - from the financial to the philosophical - to forge careers in the arts and get inspiration to launch your own project. Smashing It empowers those who will be a part of tomorrow's bigger picture. Contributors: Riz Ahmed, Sabeena Akhtar, Travis Alabanza, Anthony Anaxagorou, Raymond Antrobus, Malorie Blackman, Michaela Coel, Emma Dennis-Edwards, Maureen Duffy, Jenni Fagan, Marvell Fayose, Salena Godden, Hassan Hajjaj, Omar Hamdi, Kerry Hudson, Rabiah Hussain, Fran Lock, David Loumgair, Lisa Luxx, Paul McVeigh, Bridget Minamore, Courttia Newland, Aakash Odedra, Maxine Peake, Rebecca Strickson, Chimene Suleyman, Joelle Taylor, Monsay Whitney, Wiley, Madani Younis

Smashing It Reviews

`An inspiring book full of fight, fire and light. Absolutely necessary for anyone interested in the arts to devour these pages to learn, create, laugh and, obviously, smash it.' Kate Tempest `Empowering ... the bible for the next generation of artists from marginalised backgrounds.' Nikesh Shukla `Incredible; warmth and wit radiate through these pages. It offers urgent inspiration for those from working class backgrounds and a revealing read for those who aren't. A must-read.' Yomi Adegoke

About Sabrina Mahfouz

Sabrina Mahfouz is a British Egyptian playwright, poet and screenwriter. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the recipient of the 2018 King's Alumni Arts and Culture Award, a Sky Arts Academy Award for Poetry and a Fringe First Award. Mahfouz is currently writing the biopic of legendary `Godfather of Grime', Wiley, for Pulse Films. She is also the co-founder of the Critics of Colour Collective which helps ensure fairer representation in UK arts criticism. Mahfouz edited The Things I Would Tell You: British Muslim Women Writer, a Guardian Book of the Year, and has published eight works of drama with Bloomsbury. She lives in London.

Table of Contents

Introduction by Sabrina Mahfouz Ten Crack Commandments, Madani Younis Little Rass & Coming in from the Cold, Raymond Antrobus Resolutions for the Common, Black, Queer, Young Kid (and anyone else who may need it) Travis Alabanza Strength Thy Name is a Working-Class Woman, Maxine Peake That's How It Was (an extract), Maureen Duffy Diversity vs. Representation, Riz Ahmed My Rockstars, Hassan Hajjaj Spun: Making a Debut Hit Play, Rabiah Hussain Stories Not Stats, Kerry Hudson gutter girls, Joelle Taylor Playing the Part, Michaela Coel Am I Working-Class or Am I Just Black?, Emma Dennis-Edwards Cohort, Fran Lock In the Boot of a Car, Chimene Suleyman Pluripotent, Jenni Fagan London Underground, Courttia Newland Lyrics to Light the Way, Wiley Family Question Time, Omar Hamdi Dear British Theatre, David Loumgair Box Clever, Monsay Whitney Money Money Money, Bridget Minamore A Tailor's Son, Marvell Fayose All Eyes on Me, Paul McVeigh Entry Points, Sabeena Akhtar Jeremy Corbyn At the Doctor's Surgery and Separation Has Its Own Economy, Anthony Anaxagorou Q&A with Novelist, Malorie Blackman You Wretched Men, Rebecca Strickson Broken Biscuits, Salena Godden I Move, I Tell, Aakash Odedra The Economy of Sisterhood, Lisa Luxx Smashing the Class Ceiling, Joelle Taylor Applying for Arts Funding: A Guide, Sabrina Mahfouz

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Smashing It: Working Class Artists on Life, Art and Making It Happen by Sabrina Mahfouz
Used - Very Good
The Westbourne Press
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