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WRAP Featured Writers

Each term we welcome a new featured writer to the WRAP programme. This year we will be joined by Jude Yawson, Musa Okwonga and MC Angel.

Jude Yawson

Term One — Jude Yawson

This term WRAP has the pleasure of working with Jude Yawson. Co-author of Stormzy's Rise Up: The #Merky Story So Far (2018), Jude is a poet and writer from South London. In 2019, he edited Use Words First, an anthology featuring work from 12 different poets, as part of BBC 1Extra and the Contains Strong Language festival project. Jude is currently working on his debut novel — watch this space!

See Jude perform at our public WRAP Live! event on Tuesday 7 December, 7.30 - 9 pm.

Find out more about Jude Yawson on his website. You can also follow his updates on Instagram and Twitter.

Musa Okwonga

Term Two — Musa Okwonga

Musa Okwonga is a Ugandan-British writer, poet and musician, currently living in Berlin. His debut novel In The End, It Was All About Love was published in 2020. As a writer, Musa is strongly influenced by his experiences as an immigrant growing up in England and as a black man studying at Eton College and the University of Oxford. His written work explores themes of identity, privilege and belonging, as well as the intersections of class, race and sexuality.

Follow Musa on Instagram and Twitter.

MC Angel

Term Three — MC Angel

Our Featured Writer for Term Three is spoken word and hip hop artist Shauna O'Briain, better known by her stage name MC Angel. Filmed by Red Bull TV, BBC3 and Channel 4 for the 'Women in Hip Hop' project, MC Angel has performed at festivals across the country and featured on BBC 1Extra Live Lounge during spoken word season. In 2018 she published her memoir Moments of Significance, sharing her experiences of growing up in London as a white working class queer woman.

Learn more about MC Angel on her website or find her on Instagram and Twitter.

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