Panel Talks & Workshops
This is the Canon: Decolonize your Bookshelves in 50 Books
- 6:00 pm
08 December 2021
Online | Free
Speakers: Joan Anim-Addo, Deirdre Osborne and Kadija Sesay in conversation with Sathnam Sanghera
Join us for an engaging conversation about how we as readers can — and must — broaden our horizons. In their new book, Joan Anim-Addo, Deirdre Osborne and Kadija Sesay have curated a decolonised reading list that celebrates the wide and diverse experiences of people from around the world, of all backgrounds and all races. It disrupts the all-too-often white-dominated ‘required reading’ collections that have become the accepted norm and highlights powerful voices and cultural perspectives that demand a place on our shelves.
They will be joined in discussion by Sathnam Sanghera, bestselling author of EmpireLand: How Modern Britain is Shaped by its Imperial Past, the memoir The Boy With The Topknot: Love, Secrets and Lies in Wolverhampton, and the novel Marriage Material.
They will discuss how the power of great fiction ensures readers have the opportunity to discover new worlds and encounter other beliefs and opinions. This is the Canon offers a rich and multifaceted perspective on our past, present and future which deserves to be read by all bibliophiles – whether they are book club members or solitary readers, self-educators or teachers.
Chair: Deirdre Osborne
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