Issue 1326

24 Feb 2020
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Slicker than your average
As Wretch 32 Jermaine Scott paved the UK hip-hop route to success for the likes of Stormzy and Skepta. The North London MC tells Richard Smirke why he hopes his book will open up the road to even more talent.

Stand up to the past
As she explored the reasons for her father’s cruelty, comedian Njambi McGrath also found out about the brutality colonialism inflicted on her Kenyan forebears. Bringing them together in a powerful new book, she tells Antonia Charlesworth how she’s come to terms with her personal past – but not that of her country.

Market stalled
A battle to save Hanoi’s markets has lessons for western cities looking to boost street life, reports Gregory Scruggs.


News, arts and entertainment, Sally Wainwright’s letter to her younger self, columnist Roger Ratcliffe doesn’t rue leaving London, crossword, Sudoku and more.