Images from the On Whose Terms?: Ten Years On (...in Critical Negotiations in Black British Literature and the Arts) conference, 22-23rd March 2018 at Goldsmiths, University of London. Photography credit: Heather Marks
By Heather Marks This resource is an indicative collection of texts that relate to black British feminism. The reason why this resource is titled 'Black British Feminisms' is to indicate the plural possibilities of black British feminist thought, as shown in the diverse range of works presented here. This resource seeks to suggest various works on … Continue reading Resource: Black British Feminisms
By Heather Marks No second book pitfalls here – Indigo Donut is a stunning tale of love overcoming loss, as Patrice Lawrence weaves the aftermath of childhood trauma with the giddy butterflies of teen romance. ★★★★ Indigo witnesses her father kill her mother when she is just a toddler. Other family members are nowhere to be … Continue reading Indigo Donut review: a stunning tale of love and loss from Patrice Lawrence ★★★★
By Heather Marks Reflecting on the content of the new A Level teaching resource she has facilitated, Dr. Deirdre Osborne explores the importance of representing Black British literature in schools and colleges. Literature provides a powerful touchstone and entry point for understanding the multi-ethnic and racial realities in Britain today. It is a conduit to cultural … Continue reading Black British Literature at A Level available to students for first time in the UK
By Heather Marks SuAndi OBE will be performing her brilliant play, The Story of M, at The Bernie Grant Arts Centre on Thursday 12 October 2017. This is a rare chance to watch the play performed by none other than the author herself. The Story of M is a powerful play of one mother's tenacity … Continue reading Performance: The Story of M, SuAndi at The Bernie Grant Arts Centre, 12 Oct 1.30/7.30pm
By Heather Marks This is our CALL FOR PAPERS for our return conference, On Whose Terms?: 10 Years On in Critical Negotiations in Black British Literature and the Arts. The conference will be taking place on the 22nd-23rd March 2018, at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK. The 2008 landmark conference ‘On Whose Terms?: Critical Negotiations in … Continue reading ***CALL FOR PAPERS*** WE WANT YOU!!
Welcome to our gallery! Here we have images of our past events and celebrations - if you attended one, you might find yourself below! Enjoy browsing and please accredit the image if you wish to use it. Meet the world-first graduates of the Masters in Black British Writing; Thursday 15th December 2016 (photography credit: … Continue reading Gallery
a profoundly affectionate, passionate, devotion to someone (- noun) - debbie tucker green’s latest play is a fresh look at the intricacies of love. By Heather Marks debbie tucker green’s latest play fulfils the promise of its title. Anyone who’s been in a relationship knows the familiar arguments – the ones with the good-hearted ribbing, … Continue reading Review: debbie tucker green’s latest play is a fresh look at the intricacies of love.
Dr. Deirdre Osborne, co-founder of the MA in Black British Writing, and editor of the new Cambridge Companion to British Black and Asian Literature (1945-2010), talks in this video interview with Cambridge University Press about the importance of the new Companion, its relevance for decolonizing the curriculum, and how the inheritances of Black British writing … Continue reading “British Black and Asian Literature will define the future”: Deirdre Osborne on the importance of the new Cambridge Companion
By Heather Marks SuAndi began her professional writing life in 1985 as a staff member at Culturewood, working alongside Lemn Sissay. At the same time SuAndi joined Manchester's first Black women's poetry collective, Blackscribe. Since then, SuAndi has made invaluable contributions to the artistic presence of Black Britain. Her written work ranges from plays to poetry … Continue reading In conversation with SuAndi: The Story of M