Books, Authors & Literature

Books, Authors & Literature

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Black Ballad

BOOK FEST 2021

Friday 22 October 2021 7:00 PM

Jendella Benson

In Conversation With Acclaimed Author, Bernice L. McFadden

Thursday 16 September 2021 7:00 AM

Jendella Benson

Timi Sotire On Black Joy & Blackness Beyond Trauma

Thursday 2 September 2021 7:00 AM

"I get my ideas from what’s invisible from the literature in our lives and because there are so few of us writing, there is everything to write."

– Bernadine Evaristo On What Her Booker Prize Win Tells Us About British Publishing

Susan Akyeampong

Who Deserves A Book Deal? In Defence Of Influencers

Monday 19 July 2021 7:00 AM

Tola Okogwu

Author Florence Ọlájídé On Culture Clashes & Growing Up

Thursday 15 July 2021 7:00 AM

"It’s hard to conclude strongly that Keisha The Sket was a viral piece of literature, because we don’t know the numbers. But then, what are the numbers that qualify content as ‘viral’ anyway? Isn’t it more a recognition in relation to audience t’ing?"

How Keisha The Sket Accidentally Decolonised Literature

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Jendella Benson

In Conversation w/ Dr Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

Tuesday 20 April 2021 11:00 AM

"What is next for BAME writers in a literary space where development is restricted? Do we wait out the struggle narrative publications until we reach a space where BAME writers can write freely; or do we tackle this issue head-on and demand more freedom and room to write beyond what is expected?"

– Are Black & Brown Writers Becoming Too Comfortable Writing And Publishing Struggle Narratives?

Jendella Benson

Talking Race, Capitalism & Whiteness With Emma Dabiri

Thursday 1 April 2021 7:00 AM

Jendella Benson

Race, Privilege & Fluidity: In Conversation With Georgina Lawton

Monday 15 February 2021 12:00 PM

Jendella Benson

How To Make Better Black Men

Friday 12 February 2021 7:00 AM

Kristen Bingle

Black Women Are Serving Books & Looks On Instagram

Wednesday 10 February 2021 7:00 AM

Namina Forna

On Writing Trauma, Healing And Fantasy Inspired By My Reality

Thursday 4 February 2021 7:00 AM

Selina Flavius

Uncovering What Our Parents Taught Us About Money

Thursday 21 January 2021 8:00 AM

Cherie Jones

Confronting The Silence Around Domestic Violence In The Caribbean

Thursday 21 January 2021 7:00 AM

Alexandra Sheppard

Dreaming Big: Angie Thomas On Fantasy, Escape & Authenticity

Tuesday 19 January 2021 7:00 AM

Jendella Benson

Raven Leilani On Failure And Finding Meaning Amongst Instability

Friday 15 January 2021 7:00 AM

Lisa Insansa Woods

Alicia Garza on Power, Futures and Imagination

Thursday 22 October 2020 9:00 AM

Sarah Lusack

Stella Dadzie On Black Women's Resistance

Thursday 15 October 2020 7:00 AM

Jendella Benson

Ify Adenuga On Happiness, Nigerian Culture & Her Children's Success

Thursday 8 October 2020 12:30 PM

Iman Mohamed

How Somali Literary Traditions Preserve Culture And Identity

Thursday 1 October 2020 7:00 AM

Sareeta Domingo

The Black British Women Writing Themselves Into Romance Novels

Wednesday 23 September 2020 7:00 AM

Zalika Reid-Benta

How The Influence Of Jamaican Culture Can Draw The Diaspora Together

Friday 4 September 2020 7:00 AM

Stella Oni

Why Black Women Should Never Give Up On Their Dreams

Thursday 30 July 2020 1:00 PM

Black Ballad

Black British Writers Demand Tangible Change

Monday 15 June 2020 9:00 PM

Leah Sinclair

'Noughts + Crosses' Stars On First Loves & Role Reversals

Sunday 8 March 2020 9:00 PM

Jade LB

We Found The Author Of Keisha The Sket

Friday 29 November 2019 7:00 AM

Jenny McCall

Bernadine Evaristo On Her Booker Prize And British Publishing

Tuesday 12 November 2019 7:00 AM

Korkor Kanor

Why Black Women Need Our Local Library

Wednesday 4 September 2019 7:00 AM

Alexandra Sheppard

Malorie Blackman Talks: New Book Crossfire, Brexit & Stormzy

Wednesday 21 August 2019 7:00 AM

Alexandra Sheppard

Reni K Amayo On Self-Publishing, Sisterhood & Her Debut Novel

Thursday 9 May 2019 7:00 AM

Alexandra Sheppard

Angie Thomas Talks Rap, Resistance & Loud Black Girls

Tuesday 19 March 2019 7:00 AM

Candice Carty-Williams

Andrea Levy’s Writing Feels Like Home More Than Ever

Wednesday 20 February 2019 7:00 AM

Alexandra Sheppard

My Path To Publication: How I Got My Book Published

Tuesday 22 January 2019 7:00 AM

Tobi Oredein

Ed's Letter: A Lesson From Michelle Obama

Tuesday 4 December 2018 9:30 AM

Madeline Wilson-Ojo

The Black British Authors Taking Conversations On Race Off Mute

Thursday 25 October 2018 7:00 AM

Chantal Korsah

How Black Literature Can Fill The Gaps Of White History

Friday 12 October 2018 7:00 AM

Tola Okogwu

White Children Need Diverse Books

Tuesday 21 August 2018 7:00 AM

Siana Bangura

This Woman's Work: Sharmaine Lovegrove, Publishing Pioneer

Monday 5 February 2018 7:00 AM

Samara Linton

Why We Need To Write Our Own Mental Health Narratives

Sunday 28 January 2018 5:32 PM

Louisa Adjoa Parker

Dorothy Koomson Talks Writing, Friendship & Black Women In Books

Wednesday 13 December 2017 7:30 AM

Jendella Benson

Meet Nigerian German Author Olumide Popoola

Tuesday 11 July 2017 7:00 AM