People, Skin Deep Meets

They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us: Skin Deep meets Hanif Abdurraqib

Nkenna Akunna talks to Hanif Abdurraqib about his book ‘They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us,’ a stunning interrogation of the United States through music.
They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us: Skin Deep meets Hanif Abdurraqib
Magazine, People, Policy

The Host

Home is not where you were born; home is where all your attempts to escape cease.
The Host
People, Skin Deep Meets

Representing the Black Diaspora: Aml Ameen and Shantol Jackson on the importance of Idris Elba’s ‘Yardie’

Nkenna Akunna meets with Aml Ameen and Shantol Jackson to talk about their roles in Idris Elba's directorial debut, 'Yardie'.
Representing the Black Diaspora: Aml Ameen and Shantol Jackson on the importance of Idris Elba’s ‘Yardie’
Activism, Magazine, People

Skin Deep Futures

In looking to the future, Skin Deep platforms grassroots collectives that are working in different ways to uplift their communities.
Skin Deep Futures
People

Breakin’ shit down and workin’ shit out: a dissection of anti-black racism, action and protest in ‘ear for eye’

Nkenna Akunna meets Kayla Meikle to talk about her role in debbie tucker green's latest production 'ear for eye' at the Royal Court, London.
Breakin’ shit down and workin’ shit out: a dissection of anti-black racism, action and protest in ‘ear for eye’
People

Simi Agbaje is highlighting the minds behind the music

The Producers Edit, an early evening foray into the musical minds of some of the UK’s most talented producers.
Simi Agbaje is highlighting the minds behind the music
People

“What they know about a black woman soul?” Reflections on Winsome Pinnock’s Leave Taking

Nkenna Akunna on finding herself in Pinnock's play Leave Taking, and what it means to be seen in a world built to erase you.
“What they know about a black woman soul?” Reflections on Winsome Pinnock’s Leave Taking
People

Returning to the London stage, ‘Umuada’ voices unspoken hurt in British Nigerian homes

On writing a play that confronts the nuances of mental health, migration and motherhood in the urban African diaspora.
Returning to the London stage, ‘Umuada’ voices unspoken hurt in British Nigerian homes
People

Loss, laughter and resisting the black universal: Nine Night at the National Theatre

Skin Deep's Nkenna Akunna meets Roy Alexander Weise to talk about his play Nine Night, currently on at the National Theatre, London.
Loss, laughter and resisting the black universal: Nine Night at the National Theatre
People

WHAT ARE YOU READING??

Hello to our latest episode of What Are You Reading??, our semi-regular series of flash reviews. Our first review today is of Dina Nayeri’s Refuge, which was published by Riverhead Books in July 2017, and chronicles the subtle impact of her journey into and in exile.
WHAT ARE YOU READING??
People

Media Amnesia: Remembering Somalia After the Fact

When the 24 hour news cycle forgets attacks in the global south, what can we do to keep them at the forefront?
Media Amnesia: Remembering Somalia After the Fact
People

WHAT ARE YOU READING??

Hello and welcome to our latest episode of WHAT ARE YOU READING??, our monthly thread where we ask our followers what writers of colour they're reading. This week we’re reviewing three books in translation!
WHAT ARE YOU READING??