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Mayor of London: In conversation with Bernardine Evaristo and Reni Eddo-Lodge

5:00 pm - 5:45 pm | 27 October 2020
Online | Free

As part of the Black History Month series recognising London’s Black Pioneers, Mayor of LondonSadiq Khan hosts an exclusive ‘In conversation with…’ Bernardine Evaristo OBE, MBE and Reni Eddo-Lodge.

These remarkable authors have made history over the last year. Bernardine became the first Black woman to top the paperback fiction chart, with her novel ‘Girl, Woman, Other’ and the first Black woman and Black British author to win the prestigious Booker Prize. Her novel was one of Barack Obama’s 19 Favourite Books of 2019.

Reni became the first Black British author to top the paperback non-fiction chart and then the overall bestsellers chart with her book ‘Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race’. As well as being an award-winning journalist, Reni’s podcast: ‘About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge‘ was chosen as one of the best podcasts of 2018 by Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Harper’s Bazaar UK, The Guardian, British GQ and Wired UK.

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There will be an opportunity for the audience to ask questions to these incredible authors in a Q&A, so please take advantage of this exclusive opportunity and join the Mayor of London, discussing these important issues and in celebrating Black history.

Q&A audience participation will be facilitated remotely (online), where you will be given the chance to ask your question live using the chat forum, and if chosen, read and answered by the Mayor of London and his special guests.

Join us to hear about race, identity and the Black British experience in 2020, and the journeys of these two pioneers.

Header Image: ‘Missionary Position I – Lay Back’, 1985 by Sonia Boyce.

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