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Black Britain Writing Back: Bernardine Evaristo
Black Britain Writing Back: Bernardine Evaristo

With Judith Bryan, Jacqueline Roy & Nicola Williams
Tuesday 12 October, 7pm
Central Library

Celebrating a landmark new series curated by Booker Prize winning writer Bernardine Evaristo, Black Britain Writing Back re-introduces lost or hard-to-find books by Black writers who wrote about Black Britain and the diaspora across the Twentieth Century. Joining Bernardine is Jacqueline Roy whose novel The Fat Lady Sings tells the stories of Gloria and Merle, two women in adjacent beds in the ward of a mental hospital; Judith Bryan whose novel Bernard and the Cloth Monkey is a family psychodrama in which two sisters battle with a shared but suppressed history of secrets, tensions and betrayals that need reckoning; and Nicola Williams’ Without Prejudice, a thriller in which Lee Mitchell, a Black working class barrister, is succeeding against the odds.

Tickets £8/£6

Advance tickets for this event are now available for MLF Get Closer Members to buy. Memberships start at £20 per year - for full details of membership benefits and buying options click HERE.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday 3 September at 10am.

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