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THIS MONTH WE CELEBRATE THE PUBLICATION BIRTHDAY OF THESE OWN IT! READS.
HOW TO: BE MORE PIRATE
BY SAM CONNIFF AND ALEX BARKER
It’s been a year since the publication of HOW TO: Be More Pirate by Sam Conniff and Alex Barker, the follow-up book to Sam Conniff’s 2018 bestseller Be More Pirate or How to Take On the World and Win.
Whether you want to overcome personal limitations, upend the status quo in your line of work, or find some co-conspirators, this book will help you to be more radical, relentless, and ambitious in your life and work.
Also available as an audiobook.
Check out our #FirstFriday OWN IT! curated playlist based on this book, HERE.
USE WORDS FIRST
EDITED BY JUDE YAWSON.
USE WORDS FIRST – a collection of 12 poets from Words First – a scheme from BBC Radio 1Xtra, Asian Network and BBC Contains Strong Language – aimed at finding the best emerging spoken word talent in the UK. Brought together in this brilliant anthology edited by Jude Yawson, co-writer of Stormzy’s Rise Up: The Story So far and contributor to the SAFE anthology edited by Derek Owusu.
Exploring themes of identity, connectivity and mobilisation, USE WORDS FIRST brings together eclectic styles and people all exploring humanity in their own unique ways. This is a snapshot of some of the struggles, inspirations and muses of young Britain today expressed through poetry that spans from the personal to the political and is always full of beauty and power.
Get your copy now from WWW.OWNIT.LONDON/SHOP
GET FAMILIAR MAGAZINE ISSUE 03
So great to see Ify Adenuga on the cover of Get Familiar Mag.
“Get Familiar Magazine is an independent and award-winning print publication that explores the intersection between hip-hop and the world around us. Get Familiar provide long-form interviews that tell the stories of global tastemakers active in a wide range of industries – using hip-hop as the vehicle through which we address past, present and future socio-political issues. From music to literature and photography to politics, we strive to have our content reflect the versatility of the genre’s influence.”
Exploring the themes from within USE WORDS FIRST: identity, connectivity and mobilisation. This months playlist brings together eclectic styles and people all exploring humanity in their own unique ways. Like the book, this playlist is a snapshot of some of the struggles, inspirations and muses of young Britain today.
LISTEN NOW ON APPLE MUSIC/SPOTIFY.
Get your copy of USE WORDS FIRST here: WWW.OWNIT.LONDON/SHOP
CHECK THIS OUT…
Catch Ify on the next stop of her Nationwide Book Tour at Wimbledon BookFest on the 18th of September. Tickets here.
CHECK OUT THESE OWN IT! READS
AVAILABLE AS AUDIOBOOK’S VIA AUDIBLE
ENDLESS FORTUNE BY IFY ADENUGA
THE 392 BY ASHLEY HICKSON-LOVENCE
HOW TO: BE MORE PIRATE BY SAM CONNIFF AND ALEX BARKER
WE LOVE THE NEW PAPERBACK COVER FOR COURTTIA NEWLAND’S A RIVER CALLED TIME
PAPERBACK COVER DESIGN BY VALERI RANGELOV FOR CANONGATE
OUT FEBRUARY 2022
SALENA GODDEN @ LIFE AND RHYMES
OWN IT! had a really great afternoon at the recording for SkyArt’s LIFE AND RHYMES.
The first show of its kind, hosted by Benjamin Zephaniah, Life and Rhymes is a celebration of the spoken word, shining a spotlight on British voices with inspiring performances from both established and new talent.