This free, open event at London Metropolitan University, brought together pioneers leading a range of innovative publishing ventures, oral history and research projects which celebrate Black British culture and highlight Black British voices.
The panel was made up of:
- Lemara Lindsay-Prince, commissioning editor of #Merky Books, the publishing imprint launched in 2018 by grime artist Stormzy and Penguin Random House.
- Magdalene Abraha, creator of A Quick Ting On, the first non-fiction book series dedicated to Black British Culture.
- Patrick Vernon, who led the successful campaign for a National Windrush Day, to recognise and honour the enormous contribution of the Windrush generation and their descendants.
Chaired by London Met’s Dr Alya Khan, the event also serves as a launch for the university’s new Centre for Life Writing and Oral History (CLiOH).
Image: Speakers at the event - clockwise from the top left: Dr Alya Khan, Lemara Lindsay-Prince, Magdalene Abraha and Patrick Vernon.
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