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Join author Alex Wheatle MBE and writer and poet Dr Benjamin Zephaniah to celebrate the publication of their new books. Two of the UK's most prolific and respected authors of their time, we're lucky to welcome them both as they discuss their new releases.
Wheatle presents his 14th offering, Cane Warriors, which recently won The Guardian prize and has been described as ‘irresistible, gripping and unforgettable’. Cane Warriors follows the true story of Tacky’s War in Jamaica, 1760 with its lead character Moa being awoken in the middle of the night by one of the rebels who informs him that the revolt will begin on Easter Sunday. Time is ticking, and the day of the uprising approaches.
Audiences will also get the chance to discuss Benjamin Zephaniah's new book Windrush Child. The fifth book in Scholastic's VOICES series, we follow the story of Leonards who receives a culture shock after arriving at the Southampton port from his home Maroon Town, Jamaica. We learn how Leonard navigates his new environment even when people hurt him with their words and with their fists.
Spend a powerful and moving evening in the company of two of the UK’s greatest living writers, as they explore how they use their writing to bring vital parts of British and Jamaican history to life, and reflect the authentic, unsung stories of our past.
This event has been curated in partnership with TGRG (The Girl in the Red Glasses) in aid of Black Cultural Archives.
This event is part Fane Online a curated series of broadcast quality live streamed events, giving you the chance to watch exclusive shows with celebrated authors, actors and podcasters, all from the comfort of your own home.
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- Fri 11 Dec, 6.30pm (until Sun 134 Dec, 6.25pm)
- £10 stream only
£23 inc. a copy of 'Windrush Child' by Benjamin Zephaniah