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LOUD BLACK GIRLS – Abiola Oni, Temi Mwale, Siana Bangura with Marcelle Mateki Akita (Chair)
11 October @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm£5
Talks and a panel discussion from three of the contributors to Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené anthology of essays by 20 black women authors, journalists, actors, activists, and artists, Loud Black Girls.
Pods for 2 people, £10 (£5 a ticket)- Booking is Essential.
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“Now that we’ve learnt how to Slay in our Lanes, what’s next? …‘Being a loud black girl isn’t about the volume of your voice; and using your voice doesn’t always mean speaking the loudest or dominating the room. Most of the time it’s simply existing as your authentic self in a world that is constantly trying to tell you to minimise who you are.’
The essays in Loud Black Girls offer funny touching and ultimately insightful perspectives on the question of ‘What’s Next?’
‘I so enjoyed stepping inside the minds of these younger women who have so much to say, so much to express, so much to challenge. ‘ Bernardine Evaristo, Booker Prize Winner of Girl, Woman, Other
Abiola Oni (Finding Myself in Britain) is a Nigerian-British writer. In 2016, her short story, 75, won the Guardian and 4th Estate short story prize for BAME writers in the UK. Her other short stories have been published internationally. She is currently working on her first novel.
Temi Mwale (Building Peace: The Case for Centring Healing in our Approach to Address Violence) is a racial justice campaigner. She founded the 4Front Project to fight institutional racism and has used her legal background to create programmes to support marginalised young people to drive change.
Marcelle Mateki Akita, shortlisted for the 2018 Morland Writing Scholarships, leads Africa Writes, Tottenham Literature Festival and SPINE Festival. has children’s books forthcoming with Hodder Education.
Siana Bangura is the founder of Black British Feminist platform, No Fly on the WALL; she is the author of poetry collection, Elephant; writer of the play, Layila!; and the producer of 1500 & Counting, a documentary film investigating UK deaths in custody and police brutality.
Siana works and campaigns on issues of race, class and gender and their intersections and is currently working on projects focusing on climate change, the arms trade and state violence.
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