New Daughters of Africa
Saturday 29 June, Malcolm X Community Centre, 141 City Rd, Bristol BS2 8YH
17:00 – 18: 30
Sharmaine Lovegrove chairs a conversation with editor Margaret Busby and contributors Namwali Serpell, Leone Ross and Ros Martin to celebrate the launch of new anthology New Daughters of Africa and the extraordinary literary achievements of Black women writers.
Twenty-five years after Margaret Busby’s landmark anthology Daughters of Africa, this new companion volume brings together the work of over 200 writers from across the globe – Trinidad and Tobago to Kenya, Equatorial Guinea to the USA – to celebrate a unifying heritage, illustrate an uplifting sense of sisterhood and showcase the remarkable range of creativity from the African diaspora, particularly in the past 25 years. Comprising a wealth of genres and styles, this anthology speaks to the strong links that endure from generation to generation as well as the common obstacles that women writers of colour continue to face as they negotiate issues of race, gender and class.
In partnership with St Paul’s Carnival