Kiri Kankhwende talks to the editors of a groundbreaking new anthology about BAME mental health @madomasi Read More
📢 Black Publishers and White Agents
Last Friday Media Diversified hosted a twitter space called Publishing, Black publishers, book deals and white agents hosted by founder Samantha Asumadu and Marcus Daniel, the editor in chief Please find source material below and the audio above. Enjoy! AGENDA 1. Independent Black publishers 2. The overwhelmingly white publishing industry 3. The Society of Authors/Should… Read More
Ukraine: The Information War
Samantha Asumadu interviews author and broadcaster Matt Potter
This has been an information war
- You’ve shown an intense interest in Ukraine over the past few days as have many other, reporters, correspondents, communications, politicians an hackers. What is your new book about and what has it got to do with a Ukraine or Russia?
- Which last conflict did you watch closely – how did it roll out compared to this one? Did you watch ARAB SPRING?
- Communicating on platforms, porn, social media (In 2010 it was Facebook) has the world moved on from Facebook since the January 6th protesters were arrested?
4 What would be your advice to Yemen, Afghanistan, Nigerian and Armenian grassroots activists be?
Competition – Win a pair of tickets to Marlon James: Black Leopard, Red Wolf at Southbank Centre and two proofs.
Media Diversified and Southbank Centre are giving you the opportunity to win a pair of tickets to see Marlon James discuss his brand new novel Black Leopard, Red Wolf at Southbank Centre on Monday 25 February along with two proof copies of the book. In this exclusive London launch, the author of A Brief History of… Read More
Black women as agents of change: reclaiming our narratives, voices and memory
For so long, Black women’s stories and memory have often been ignored, erased, and neglected in and out of academia. However as Jaimee A. Swift writes, 2018 showed itself to be a year of reclamation of Black women’s narratives, agency and memory. From our MD Academic Space “No Black woman writer in this culture can… Read More
First year of Jhalak Prize paints a grim picture of diversity in publishing
Sunny Singh takes a look at the entries for the first year of our prize for writers of colour, finding the industry is missing more than one trick Read More
From Africa and the diaspora: our top ten fiction reads of 2017
Samira Sawlani shares ten must-read books from the year so far Read More
What’s the point of a literature festival? | Bare Lit 2017
by Henna Zamurd-Butt Literature festivals don’t have a point, right? Or at least not one that can get into the writing and move it around. The text is fixed on paper and pixel by the time we get to discussing it. Perhaps for the literary establishment the text is fixed, but here where Bare Lit… Read More
And the winner of the inaugural Jhalak Prize is…
Today, we announce the winner of the first ever Jhalak Prize for Book of the Year by a Writer of Colour. Jacob Ross, novelist, short story writer and tutor, wins the £1000 prize with his first foray into crime fiction, The Bone Readers. The book, described by judge Musa Okwonga as ‘by turns thrilling, visceral… Read More
Inaugural Jhalak Prize Shortlist Announced
The Jhalak Prize announced its inaugural shortlist today. The prize for Book of the Year by a Writer of Colour was described by Chair Sunny Singh as showcasing “the variety, scope, depth, and literary excellence to be found amongst writers of colour in Britain today…”. Judge Musa Okwonga added that, “six books that could not… Read More
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