Forced evictions in six blocks on my street this week prompted protests against perceived gentrification in Brixton. I wrote an essay on my conflicted feelings about the ‘rise’ of my adopted home, from crime capital to foodie haven.
It was published online at the New Statesman here, and full text is after the fold.
And, with perfect timing, Stylist magazine this week declared Brixton one of the ‘coolest neighbourhoods in the world’. I’ll miss it.