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Nikesh Shukla

Language: English
Genre: Identity, Sports
Age group: 12-14, 15-18
Audience: Young People

Nikesh Shukla joined us for a special Book Week Scotland and International Men's Day broadcast. Hear about his novel The Boxer, the impact of experiencing racist abuse, and how sport can empower and enrich young peoples' lives. Nikesh also discusses why it’s so important for young people, and particularly young men, to talk about their mental wellbeing.

The broadcast includes discussion on racism, including an extract from The Boxer which describes a racial assault. You can find further information and support on this subject through Childline(this will open in a new window), Citizen's Advice(this will open in a new window) and Support Line(this will open in a new window).

For shorter clips from this event visit the BBC Scotland Learning(this will open in a new window) website.

A full transcript of this event is available to download below.