TRACK RECORD – George the Poet in conversation with Okechukwu Nzelu

  • DATE

    24 April 2024

  • TIME

    6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

  • AGES

    All ages welcome




    Manchester Central Library
    St Peter's Square, Manchester, M2 5PD

We’re thrilled to be hosting the Manchester launch of George the Poet’s Track Record: Me, Music and the War on Blackness. Part memoir, part interrogation of politics, capitalism and race, Track Record is a powerful and brutally honest look at the world in which we live and a searing piece of social commentary that radically shifts the conversation around race and power. George will be in conversation with Okechukwu Nzelu (Here Again Now).

This event is being held at Manchester Central Library

Doors: 6.00, starts: 6.30

Tickets are £8 or free when pre-ordering a copy of the book. TRACK RECORD will also be available to purchase on the night and George will be signing copies after the talk. If you would like a signed copy but cannot make the event, please contact us on 0161 274 3331 or and we can arrange this for you.

About the book:

‘When Grime became the soundtrack to our lives, it gave a voice to the hustle. We were all looking for money, but it was deeper than that; we were looking for a future.’

George the Poet knows better than anybody the importance of understanding your surroundings.

Born to Ugandan parents on the St Raphael’s Estate in Neasden, north-west London, George Mpanga has always been aware of his community. It was both his teacher and his inspiration – giving him the language, the experiences, and the skills to become the person he is today.

In Track Record, George unveils the power dynamics that shape our world, shedding light on the forces that restrict Black creativity and put limits on Black excellence. By interrogating the history of colonialism and exploring capitalism’s racist legacy, George offers a fresh perspective on the world around us.

Delving into the music scene and crucial political and economic moments in history, this book provides the backstory of where we are today.

Honest, thought-provoking, and passionate, Track Record is a ground-breaking memoir by one of the UK’s most unique voices.