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Darren McGarvey

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Darren McGarvey, aka LOKI, grew up in Pollok. He is a writer, performer, community activist and columnist, and former rapper-in-residence at Police Scotland’s Violence Reduction Unit. He was part of the Poverty Truth Commission that was hosted in Glasgow in 2009 and has presented eight programmes for BBC Scotland exploring the root causes of anti-social behaviour and social deprivation. His bestselling and acclaimed first book Poverty Safari was awarded the Orwell Prize.

Books by Darren McGarvey

The Social Distance Between Us

Darren McGarvey uses his own unique proximity to get closer to the action and uncover the truth about Britain, to look at the would-be answers whether from the political Left, the Right or Centre to see how they each get it wrong in differing ways and to look to find ways that we might get it right.

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