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George the Poet on youth violence, representation, and limitations of government

George the Poet on youth violence, representation, and limitations of government

Update: 2019-07-243
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George Mpanga, better known by his stage name George the Poet, began his career as a rapper, but after feeling constrained by the form, he moved into poetry and now podcasting. His show 'Have You Heard George's Podcast' swept the board at the British Podcast Awards for its unique interrogation of social injustice. He talks to Krishnan about the epidemic of youth violence within communities like his, and why the government may not be able to change it in his lifetime.

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Recorded: 15th July 2019

Producer: Sarah Gough

 
 
 
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Janice Taylor

I love this. I think he's right, education in poetry would be highly beneficial in giving voices to children and their circumstances, being less about studying others and more about setting their voice, finalizing it and performing their perspective on the world, making it a teachable moment. Eye opening perspective on the government and their reaction to gang crime too and what can be done. Thank you.

Aug 3rd
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George the Poet on youth violence, representation, and limitations of government

George the Poet on youth violence, representation, and limitations of government

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