Humzah Arshad MBE — now that sounds better.

Photo credit: Hay Festival

“When I was young, I never read much. I think it was because the characters never appealed to me. If I saw a little Asian boy who dressed like me, who talked about other cultures, then maybe I’d have picked it up. Only 1% of all children’s books have a main character which is black or Asian. It’s really bad man.”

Photo credit: @HumzaProduction/Twitter

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