Wild East

Penguin, 2024

When fourteen-year-old music-lover Ronny’s life gets messy, his mum decides they’re moving out of London.

In Norwich, as a Black teenager in a mostly white school, Ronny feels like a complete outsider. He tries his best to balance keeping his head down, and his goal of becoming a rapper alive.

But when a local poet comes into class, he opens Ronny’s world to something new. Rap is like spoken word, lyrics equal poetry – and maybe the combination of both could be the key to Ronny’s dreams?

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