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Read This Now...

I saw an article by tehis guy a few weeks agp and decided to buy the book. I would encourage any and all youthworkers, emergent church groupies and general socialites to get hold of a copy. OK so I'm only about fifty pages in but so far SO good.

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Basically Barham spent a year hanging out with non average young people and talking to them. His start point was the shooting of two African Caribbean girls in Birmingham and the ensuing media debate. For those who don't remember their deaths formed the catalyst for the 'guns don't kill people rappers do', school of thought.
Thus far he's not making any judgements, just telling the stories of a bunch of young people who will be familiar to many of you. Would be interested to know if you feel that these stories are typical of the young people you are working with?


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Linda-Joy said…
Saw an excerpt from this in the Guardian (it mentioned Thurrock so clipped it out for Tim H)- very non judgemental

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