Obioma Ugoala - The Making of a Man

Bethnal Green Library Cambridge Heath Rd Bethnal Green E2 0HL
Black History Month, Free to attend, Libraries and literature
Sunday 5th November 2023 (13:00-14:30)

Obioma Ugoala is an actor, writer and workshop facilitator. He focuses on how organisations can move from token diversity to active anti-racist institutions. He has performed with The Royal Shakespeare Company, touring with them to China and New York. Most recently he has been in London’s West End. He starred in the Original London Companies production of Frozen: The Musical, Hamilton and Motown: The Musical . He has also spearheaded a campaign of outreach to BAME students in the Greater London area.

The Making of a Man was first published with the title The Problem with My Normal Penis. The book met resistance from those who considered this provocative. In the updated edition, Ugoala addresses the reception his book received. He highlights how this was part of the very issues of race and masculinity that he was addressing. With unflinching honesty, Ugoala talks about his own experiences. He challenges us all to face our personal failings. He offers a vision of a more positive future if we dare to do better.

Part of the Writeideafestival. All the events are FREE. Most events will be very popular and we strongly advise booking a ticket in advance.