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October 2020

The First Woman with author Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

26 October, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Event United Kingdom
Free

The First Woman by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi follows Kirabo on her journey to become a young woman and to find her place in the world, as her country is transformed by the dictatorship of Idi Amin. Jennifer has written a sweeping tale of longing and rebellion, at once epic and deeply personal, combining an intoxicating mix of ancient Ugandan folklore and contemporary feminism. Jennifer is a Ugandan novelist and short story writer acclaimed for her prize-winning first novel, Kintu, she…

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Family Tree Making Workshop

28 October, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Event United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

Join Dr Audrey Allwood, author of Belonging in Brixton: An Ethnography of Migrant West Indian Elders in Brixton for a Family Tree Making Workshop. After researching her own ancestry Audrey constructed a family genealogy narrative, or a ‘book’ as her brother called it, containing her family tree. It is both interesting and valuable to know the influences that shaped our ways of being, leaving the story for present and future generations to know and add to. Here Audrey touches on…

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The Windrush Generation: 492 Korna Klub Interactive Performance

29 October, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Online Event United Kingdom
Free

492 Korna Klub presents a live interactive performance and community debate about the Windrush Generation. We have been creatively working over the summer to explore all the issues around the Windrush Generation and their Kin. We are living in a Historic moment, join the 492 Korna Klub on the global stage for a virtual performance so that we can connect and join the dialogue about how we can move forwards in this hostile environment whilst celebrating and commemorating the Windrush…

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Kwame and the Lockdown

30 October, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Online Event United Kingdom
Free

How can Black men survive COVID19 and remain proactive during these challenging and uncertain times? How do we ensure that Black men are not the first to die in this ongoing pandemic? What are the current obstacles Black men face in the time of lockdown? What can Black men do collectively to look after their Mental Health & Wellbeing and address our current reality? How can Black men support and guide the next generation so that we are better prepared…

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November 2020

Children’s Short Story Competition

1 November, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 11 January, 2021 @ 11:30 pm
Online Event United Kingdom
Free

This year, The Streatham Festival inaugurated a new Streatham Literature Festival. As part of this, a new Children’s Short Story competition was announced by Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP at the launch of Lou’s Little Library on Pathfield Road last month.  This small community library was created to commemorate the life and work of local resident. Louise Simonsen, by celebrating and sharing her love of reading with her children with a selection of books donated by and shared with their local community. …

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