Shelfie with Akala

Rapper, poet, political activist and now author, Akala, popped into his local Waterstones in Notting Hill to share some of his favourite books. As you might hope for from a man with such a wide-ranging cultural life his selections took in everything from psychiatric analysis to Nobel Prize-winning fiction by way of a science fiction classic. Head over to British GQ for an exclusive extract from Akala's new book Native.