Asante Nkramo, Asante Nkramo. When I first heard the words, they rapidly sizzled and disintegrated in the ether like unintelligible jargon.
The rise of Islamophobia has coincided with widespread commodification of Muslim culture. Muslim cultural aesthetics, fashion and iconography are taking centre stage in the visual economy.
Not many people know what it feels like to grow up as a black man in Brixton. It’s a lot like growing up as a Pakistani in Bradford. Everywhere you go people want to talk to you about the riots and the issues and the ‘race problems’.