Fire Rush, with Jacqueline Crooks

Thursday 2th November

Yamaye lives for the weekend, when she can go raving with her friends at The Crypt, an underground club in the industrial town on the outskirts of London.


A young woman unsure of her future, the sound is her guide – a chance to discover who she really is in the rhythms of those smoke-filled nights. In the dance-hall darkness, dub is the music of her soul, her friendships, her ancestry. When her relationship with Moose is brutally cut short, Yamaye goes on a dramatic journey of transformation where past and present collide with explosive consequences.

Jacqueline Crooks was born in the village of Lluidas Vale, Jamaica. She has been shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction, the Waterstones Debut Fiction Prize, and BBC National Short Story Prize. Join Jacqueline to discuss her writing and Fire Rush.