Meeting
of Minds

The Leading Exporter of African Narratives.

What's On

08 September 2022

Arts & Culture

Manorism: An Adaptation by Yomi Sode

In a Southbank Centre commission, the poet’s examination of the lives of Black British men and boys is adapted for the stage

13 October 2022

Panel Talks & Workshops

An Evening with David Harewood: In conversation with Alain ‘Fusion’ Clapman + Q&A

The memoir is a rallying cry examining the systems and biases that shape society, and a groundbreaking account of the impact of racism on Black mental health

20 October 2022

Panel Talks & Workshops

Network, Meet Funders & Pitch to win a Grant of up to £10K

CONNECT. PITCH. WIN. An invaluable opportunity to network, find out about new funding opportunities and pitch to win £10K

Real Reads

Real Reads

SHE’S IN Ctrl: Dr Anne Marie Imafidon’s new Book on How Women Can Take Back Tech

An inspirational exploration of why women are under-represented in tech, why it matters, and what we can do about it

Real Reads

In conversation with Candy-Ellie Graham, founder of Cultural Style Week

A new global movement to encourage and empower people of all backgrounds to celebrate their unique cultural heritage through fashion, hair and beauty

Real Reads

‘Open Water’ by Caleb Azumah Nelson: An Exploration of Black Love

To love, lose and lust is a universal experience, there is trauma, which has the power to rob people of the joy they deserve

Africa in Focus

Africa in Focus

Iwájú: Disney and Kugali to Collaborate on New Series

Described as a ‘love letter to Nigeria’, the long-form series is steeped in science fiction, and includes themes of class divide and inequality

Africa in Focus

Life As A Drag Queen in South Africa with Liyana Arianna Madikizela

‘Most times when you hear the word drag, you do not picture a person in African print clothing or an African neckpiece’

Africa in Focus

In Conversation with South African Queer Rights Activist Zawadi Mashego on the Black Lesbian Experience

Following the release of the poignant documentary film ‘Rape for Who I Am’ in 2006, have the realities of being a Black lesbian changed for South African Women in 2022?

Grad Zine

Grad Zine

DJ Kem Kem on Stanford University, the Need for Women-Focused Spaces in Music, and Working with Tems

“It’s exhausting but I know my worth”: Grad Zine talks with the multifaceted Nigerian creative, ahead of her next show in London, in March

Grad Zine

Precious Mustapha on Fate: The Winx Saga and Complex Black Characters

“I was hoping that they went for a dark-skinned girl for accurate representation like the cartoon. So, I was really happy when I got the role”

Grad Zine

13 Going on 30: The Parentification of Black Girls

From cooking, cleaning, studying and taking care of siblings, essentially being the ‘second mother’ or ‘third parent’. Parentified children become hyper-independent adults

My2Cents

Funding News: October 2022

New grant funding opportunities over the coming months

Arts & Culture

Black History Month presented by Holly Marie Cato

A curated month of talks, portfolio reviews, screenings, film workshops and the opportunity to win £100K photography grant

Coroner concludes the death of Blessing Olusegun was accidental with no way of ruling out third-party involvement

Coroner could not rule out third-party involvement, so why did his conclusions come down to one of ‘accident’ or ‘suicide’ and not murder?

Investigations

Investigations

Human Rights Abuses Still Persist Six Months on from Nigeria’s #EndSARS Movement

“I’ve been stopped, singled out for my hair, my short dress. They search my bags looking for condoms to arrest me for prostitution. It’s insane”.

Recent Tweets

i lost cultures
i lost a whole language
i lose my religion
i lost it
... all in the fire
that is colonization

so i will not apologize
for owning every piece of me
they could not take, break
and claim as theirs.

--Ijeoma Umebinyuo

It's #BlackMaternalMentalHealthWeek - a week of raising awareness ... & pushing for equitable care. Help @MotherhoodGroup to raise awareness, highlight disparities, break cultural barriers & provide much-needed opportunities for Black mothers to be seen, heard & supported 💜 #BMMHW22

For those who are interested in reading about agency and ... (de)coloniality, I recommend reading this book. It's been a while since I first read it so I might have to re-read it alongside Against Decolonisation.