Friday 27th July 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ Black Cultural Archives, 1 Windrush Square, Brixton, London SW2 1EF


To celebrate the republication of ‘Heart of the Race‘, first published in 1985, Beverley Bryan, Stella Dadzie and Suzanne Scafe will be discussing their seminal book about the collective experience of black women in Britain, and their relationship to the British state throughout its long history of slavery, empire and colonialism.

Heidi Mirza, who interviewed the authors for the new edition of the book, will also be speaking with them at the event, discussing the impact of their book since publication, and its continuing relevance today.

Stella Dadzie:

Stella Dadzie


Stella Dadzie is a founder member of OWAAD and is best known foThe Heart of the Race: Black Women’s Lives in Britain (London: Virago, 1985), which won the 1985 Martin Luther King Award for Literature, and which she co-authored with Beverley Bryan and Suzanne Scafe.

She has written widely on curriculum development and good practice with black adult learners and other minorities. She is well known for her contribution to tackling youth racism and working with racist perpetrators, and is a key contributor to the development of anti-racist strategies with schools, colleges and youth services.

She appeared in And Still I Rise, a documentary exploring the social and historical origins of stereotypes of African women and has been a guest of Germaine Greer on her BBC2 discussion programme The Last Word.

Beverley Bryan:


Beverly Bryan is a founding member of the Organisation of Women of Asian and African Descent and recently retired from the University of the West Indies, Jamaica, as Professor of Language Education.

You can purchase the book here

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