Real Reads


Sep 2022

Autograph presents: Amplify ‘Stranger in the Village’ Afro European Matters

interdisciplinary artists create new works, emphasising the experience Afrodiasporic communities in Europe, identity formations. migration and freedom of movement
Sep 2022

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
May 2022

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
May 2022

‘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
May 2022

Therapy “changed my life. It saved my life”: An Insight into Black Women’s Mental Health with The Maya Centre

‘For many of the women… it’s too much for them to unlock that cage that they have been put into, in their mind, as much as socially’
Nov 2021

In conversation with Dominican Singer-Songwriter NAVY

Listeners can look forward to stories, interpretations, arguments, laments and even a little bit of flirting on the project
Oct 2021

#BHM Valerie Goode is taking the term “grassroots activism” quite literally, with her community garden

“It’s vitally important that we have spaces where we have the autonomy to grow food in peace and free ourselves from the corporate toxic food production system”
Oct 2021

#BHM Olive Morris: the Unapologetically Black Radical Squatter

Morris fought institutional racism, sexism and an economic system that squeezed any real comfortability from the working class to feed the glutinous few
Oct 2021

#BHM Barbados’ First Female Prime Minister, Mia Mottley, Is Making History Her Story 

“We refuse to be relegated to the footnotes of history, and to be collateral damage to the greed of others”
Oct 2021

#BHM Tsitsi Dangarembga’s This Mournable Body Provides a Haunting Reflection of a Zimbabwe Unfulfilled 

The book explores an unsettling legacy of broken promises from the past, failed dreams of the present and an uncertain future climate
Oct 2021

#WorldMentalHealthDay Navigating University with Bipolar Disorder: My Story

Growing up in an African mostly religious environment meant my initial cries for help were met with fear, and urges to pray against what was considered a demonic attack
Oct 2021

In Conversation with ‘Hairvolution’ Authors Saskia Calliste and Zainab Raghdo

The book came about during the Black Lives Matter protests, with discussions about our position in the workplace, beauty and how we show up in the world