Smashing It
Subtitle Working Class Artists on Life, Art and Making It Happen
By Sabrina Mahfouz
Published By

The Westbourne Press

ISBN 9781908906403
Non-Fiction Genre Other
Publication Date 03/10/2019
Price 12.99
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Smashing It celebrates the exceptional works and words of 31 leading working-class artists in Britain. Featuring writing, lyrics and images by Wiley, Maxine Peake, Malorie Blackman, Riz Ahmed and many more, it also includes reflections from artists on how class has impacted their working lives.

Authors Biography

Sabrina Mahfouz is a British Egyptian playwright, poet and screenwriter. She is an RSL Fellow and the recipient of the 2018 King’s Alumni Arts and Culture Award, a Sky Arts Academy Award for Poetry and a Fringe First Award. She is co-founder of the Critics of Colour Collective.


‘An inspiring book full of fight, fire and light. Absolutely necessary for anyone interested in the arts to devour these pages to learn, create, laugh and, obviously, smash it.’
Kate Tempest

‘Empowering … the bible for the next generation of artists from marginalised backgrounds.’
Nikesh Shukla

‘Incredible … warmth and wit radiate through these pages. Smashing It offers urgent inspiration for those from working class backgrounds and a revelatory read for those who aren’t. A must-read.’
Yomi Adegoke

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  1. Inspirational!

  2. Phenomenal and empowering!

  3. Opens doors!

  4. I really enjoy reading from his blog, keep up the great work.

  5. Men count up the faults of those who keep them waiting.

  6. All your hard work is much appreciated. Nobody can stop to admire you. Lots of appreciation. HQ Backlink

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