Books, Authors & Literature

Books, Authors & Literature

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"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

"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

Black Ballad

BB Members Perk: Black Ballad Book Club Discusses... Edge Of Here

Thursday 23 November 2023 9:00 PM

Maame Blue

How Black Women Are Shaping The Future Of Historical Fiction

Wednesday 22 November 2023 8:00 AM

Chloe Lovell

Black Women Get Honest About Their Experiences of Self-Publishing

Wednesday 15 November 2023 8:00 AM

Lọlá Ákínmádé Åkerström

Messy Black Characters & The White Readers Who Won’t Let Them Live

Thursday 19 October 2023 8:00 AM

Esther Okusaga

Selina Brown Is Filling A Gap In Black Britain's Literary Culture

Friday 13 October 2023 8:00 AM

Siana Bangura

Dawn Butler Talks Honesty, Purpose & Surviving Cancer

Friday 6 October 2023 8:00 AM

Black Ballad

BB Members Perk: Black Ballad Book Club Discusses... The List

Wednesday 27 September 2023 9:00 PM

Natalie Denny

Atinuke Has Advice For Emerging Children’s Authors

Wednesday 27 September 2023 8:00 AM

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Nomqhele Beauty Dhlamini

Kelechi Okafor Wrote The Book We Weren’t Expecting, But Really Need

Thursday 14 September 2023 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?

Ayan Artan

Taylor Dior Rumble On Writing Her Debut Novel

Thursday 17 August 2023 8:00 AM

Jendella Benson

Dorothy Koomson on What It Takes To Be a Bestselling Author

Friday 30 June 2023 8:00 AM

Niki Igbaroola

Author Chika Unigwe On Justice In Stories On Sexual Violence

Tuesday 18 April 2023 7:00 AM

Oluwaseun Famoofo

The Impact Of 'Vagabonds!' On The Queer Community In Nigeria

Thursday 30 March 2023 8:00 AM

Jendella Benson

Rosanna Amaka Brings The Women Of Colonial Nigeria To The Forefront

Thursday 23 February 2023 8:00 AM

Vuma Phiri

How Starting A Black Book Club Helped My Loneliness

Tuesday 21 February 2023 8:00 AM

Jasmine Lee-Zogbessou

‘Maame’ Is The Coming Of Age Story For Those Who Had To Grow Up Fast

Monday 13 February 2023 8:00 AM

Nyasha Oliver

We Need More Books About Being Black In Asia

Tuesday 7 February 2023 8:00 AM

Nic Crosara

Octavia Butler Should Have Gotten Her Flowers Decades Ago

Thursday 29 December 2022 8:00 AM

Jendella Benson

'Girlhood Unfiltered' Is The Essay Collection Your Younger Self Needed

Wednesday 21 December 2022 8:00 AM

Ayan Artan

Black British Romance Authors Are Changing The Literary Landscape

Wednesday 14 December 2022 8:00 AM

Mia Thornton

Letitia Wright & Tamara Lawrance on The Silent Twins

Tuesday 13 December 2022 8:00 AM

Onyinye Udokporo

Dyslexia And Me: My Survival Guide As A Neurodivergent Black Woman

Tuesday 6 December 2022 8:00 AM

Irenosen Okojie

Irenosen Okojie On Finding Her Voice As An Author

Thursday 24 November 2022 8:00 AM

Jendella Benson

Malorie Blackman On Taking Stock & Writing Her New Memoir

Wednesday 26 October 2022 8:00 AM

Jendella Benson

Oloni On ‘The Big O’ & Forging Her Own Path

Friday 14 October 2022 8:00 AM

Mary W

Books To Help You Get Through It

Friday 16 September 2022 8:00 AM

Jendella Benson

EXCLUSIVE: Seyi Akiwowo On Why She Turned Down An MBE

Monday 15 August 2022 9:30 AM

Jendella Benson

Yewande Biala Is Reclaiming Her Voice & We Love That For Her

Monday 1 August 2022 1:30 PM

Jendella Benson

Bolu Babalola On The Art Of Romance & Truths It Tells Us

Monday 25 July 2022 8:00 AM

Jendella Benson

When It Comes To African Literature, The Future Is Bright!

Monday 11 July 2022 8:00 AM

Jendella Benson

Tiwalola Ogunlesi On Hacking Imposter Syndrome

Monday 4 July 2022 8:00 AM

Jasmine Lee-Zogbessou

Digital Creator Natalie Lee On Shedding Shame For Sexual Freedom

Friday 10 June 2022 8:00 AM

Jasmine Lee-Zogbessou

Alison Hammond’s Literary Dive Through Black British History

Wednesday 8 June 2022 8:00 AM

Jendella Benson

Yvonne Bailey-Smith, Author Of 'The Day I Fell Off My Island'

Wednesday 23 March 2022 4:00 PM

Jendella Benson

bell hooks Gave Me The Language I Needed As A Young Black Woman

Thursday 16 December 2021 11:00 AM

Sareeta Domingo

Natasha Bowen On Her Epic Debut 'Skin Of The Sea' & Mermaid Mythology

Friday 26 November 2021 7:00 AM

Kiah Olowu

Phoebe Robinson on Being Childfree & Navigating Social Media

Wednesday 17 November 2021 9:00 AM

Jendella Benson

What Does It Mean To Be Well? Wholeness & Toni Cade Bambara's Legacy

Thursday 7 October 2021 12:00 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

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

Black Ballad

All The Things We Wish Our Younger Selves Knew

Thursday 8 July 2021 7:00 AM

Jendella Benson

In Conversation With Chibundu Onuzo, Author Of 'Sankofa'

Friday 4 June 2021 9:00 AM

Jendella Benson

In Conversation w/ Dr Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

Tuesday 20 April 2021 11:00 AM

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

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