Alex Wheatle with Nihal Arthanayake

Dec 16, 2020, 08:00 AM
Author Alex Wheatle MBE (whose early life was the subject of the Steve McQueen film on BBC1) chats to Nihal about his YA book ‘Cane Warriors’ - based on the true story of Tacky who led a slave uprising on the plantations of Jamaica in the 18th Century.

Alex talks to Nihal about his experiences growing up in a children’s home, how his cell-mate in prison encouraged him to write and what inspires him including reggae music. #PenguinPodcast

'Cane Warriors' is available to buy as an audiobook now -