With a body of work spanning well over three decades, it was an joy and a privilege to hear Linton Kwesi Johnson read a selection of his poems and discuss his career at an evening hosted by independent bookshop New Beacon Books.
Slay in Your Lane is the ultimate inspirational guide to life for Black British women. Written by best friends Elizabeth Uviebinené and Yomi Adegoke, the book is a little bit like talking with your own best friends or even older sisters...
Scotland Yardie is the eponymous hero of this graphic novel created by Bobby Joseph, (creator of the 90s Black British comic Skank Magazine). Brought in from the Jamaican police force as part of a new (and not in the least cynical) drive to attract ethnic minorities to the Met, Yardie abides by his own set of … Continue reading Scotland Yardie – Bobby Joseph
Initially I had mixed feelings about Minaret by Leila Aboulela but on the whole I did like it. It's a fascinating glimpse of Sudanese culture, politics and Islam. These elements of the novel I thought were well written in way that wasn't attempting to 'teach' the reader or explain or justify. Therefore, any aspects I didn't … Continue reading Minaret