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Obioma Ugoala The Problem with My Normal Penis

Obioma Ugoala The Problem with My Normal Penis

Obioma Ugoala The Problem with My Normal Penis

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Dates and times

Sunday 15 May 2022
4:45PM - 5:45PM

A Powerful memoir and manifesto challenging what it means to be a black man in Britain.

You’re a black man. Aggressive. Athletic. Feared. Fetishised. Policed. Politicised. It’s limiting. It’s tiring. And it’s not true. 

Obioma Ugoala is an actor, activist, singer, writer, Arsenal supporter and rugby player. He was the original George Washington in Hamilton on the west end. A brother, son and loyal friend whose passions and influences range from Mozart to Mariah Carey, from The Karate Kid to Sidney Poitier. He is also a man of mixed Nigerian and Irish heritage and throughout his life, whether in the classroom, the changing room, the rehearsal room or the bedroom, he has had to contend with people failing to address their own prejudices about what they conceive a Black man to be.

In this ground-breaking and revealing account, Ugoala confronts these prejudices head on, challenging notions of race, sex and masculinity that have over centuries become embedded in British society, poisoning the public discourse and blighting people’s lives – including, on occasion, his own. With unflinching honesty, Ugoala talks about his own experiences and challenges us all to face our personal failings, while offering a vision of a more positive future if we dare to do better.

Obioma will be in conversation with the musician and podcaster Jimi Mitchell.

Category: BME

Venue Map


Mitchell Library

North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DN