Author Nikesh Shukla visits Alperton Community School

On Friday 8th February 100 students attended an inspiring talk given by author Nikesh Shukla. He spoke about what motivated him to write his first novel for teenagers, Run, Riot – a thriller set in real time, which tells the story of a close-knit group of friends who discover corruption has infiltrated the tower block where they live.

Talking about his uncle, who was the first person to bring a racial discrimination case to court in the UK, Nikesh impressed upon students the importance of community and standing up for what you believe in – ‘Your voice is important. You do deserve to be heard, you do deserve to take up space.’ His talk was followed by a book signing in the library, during which students had a chance to get their copy of Run, Riot signed and meet Nikesh.