‘An evening of African Writing with the Caine Prize nominees’

Wednesday 27th June 27 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ Royal Over-Seas House, Park Place, Park Place, St James’s Street, London SW1A 1LR   The shortlisted writers of the 2018 Caine Prize for African Writing will read extracts from their short stories. The evening will be hosted by South African journalist and writer Margie…

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‘HEART OF THE RACE: BOOK LAUNCH’

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…

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‘Racism, Gender Violence and the Build up of a Prison Nation: The Case for For Feminist Abolition Politics’ by Birbeck School of Law

Wednesday 20th June 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM @ Room B34, Birkbeck University of London, Malet St, Bloomsbury London WC1E 7HX The Department of Criminology at Birbeck is pleased to welcome Dr. Beth Richie to give our annual criminology public lecture. Dr Richie’s presentation will focus on the ways that gender violence, systemic racism and criminalisation interact to…

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‘AFRICA WRITES 2018’ BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE ROYAL AFRICAN SOCIETY: FRIDAY 29TH JUNE – SUNDAY 1ST JULY @ THE BRITISH LIBRARY AND RICH MIX, LONDON

Africa Writes returns for an exciting summer weekend celebrating the best of contemporary literature from Africa and the diaspora. We’re excited to announce our headline events for the festival, where poetry takes the spotlight with Warsan Shire in Conversation, Yomi Sode’s sizzling performance of ‘COAT’ at The British Library and Octavia Poetry Collective’s Wakanda-themed party…

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“The ‘F’ Word”: Creative Writing Workshop with Akila Richards, the award winning writer, poet, spoken word artist and playwright

Thursday 24th May 2018, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM @ London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Road, London, EC1R 0HB ‘We will use the centenary of the suffragette movement to explore our personal and wider freedoms and what it may take to keep it. Freedom in democracy is viewed as a right and even as an…

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** CALLING ALL PARENTS ** Bring your little one’s to Read and Sing-a-long to: “KECHI’S HAIR GOES EVERY WHICH WAY” by Tola Okogwu

Saurday 19th May 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM @ New Beacon Books, 76 Stroud Green Road, Finsbury Park, London N4 3EN Read & Sing-along to Kechi’s Hair Goes Every Which Way by Tola Okogwu. Meet The Little Girl Who Loves Her Beautiful Natural Afro Hair and Doesn’t Care Who Knows it! ‘Kechi’s Hair Goes…

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“BOOK LAUNCH – Race, Culture & Gender: Black Female Experiences of Violence & Abuse” by Dr. Ava Kanyeredzi

This book presents an in-depth account of nine Black British women’s experiences of violence and abuse. Through in depth interviews and analysis the author reveals their feelings of being silenced as children, women, Black women and as victims/survivors.

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“INSIDE THE IVORY TOWER: NARRATIVES OF WOMEN OF COLOUR SURVIVING AND THRIVING IN BRITISH ACADEMIA” BOOK LAUNCH

Friday 18th May 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM @ Room LG01,  Professor Stuart Hall Building, Goldsmiths, University of London, London SE14 6NW We are very pleased to invite you to join us for the book launch of ‘Inside the Ivory Tower’ and celebrate this rare opportunity that brings the voices of ten Black British…

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“BLACK LIVES MATTER & THE CONTEMPORARY WRITINGS OF AWARD WINING NOVELIST JESMYN WARD”

This discussion explores Jesmyn Ward’s literary engagements with Hurricane Katrina, racialized poverty, police brutality, mass incarceration, and the generally precarious status of black life in the 21st century US.

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