Ekow Eshun

Kanye West and the paradox of black male identity in hip-hop

Taking in everything from the self-conscious narcissism of Kanye West to the ultra-masculinity of 50 Cent, hip-hop is a powerful platform to confirm and confound stereotypical representations of black masculinity. Join a panel including writer and broadcaster Ekow Eshun and author Marlon James, winner of the Man Booker Prize 2015 for his novel A Brief […]

Taking in everything from the self-conscious narcissism of Kanye West to the ultra-masculinity of 50 Cent, hip-hop is a powerful platform to confirm and confound stereotypical representations of black masculinity.

Join a panel including writer and broadcaster Ekow Eshun and author Marlon James, winner of the Man Booker Prize 2015 for his novel A Brief History of Seven Killings, to look at the image of black men in hip-hop.

Kanye West and the paradox of black male identity in hip-hop