Incomparable World: A conversation with S I Martin

Friday 22 March

Reading from his novel Incomparable World and period sources, S.I. Martin will illustrate the extraordinary spectrum of Black lives in 18th century London and will prompt discussion about why they matter today more than ever.


Specialising in the fields of Black British history and literature, S.I. Martin works with museums, archives and the education sector to bring diverse histories to wider audiences. He has published six books of historical fiction and non-fiction for adult and teenage readers.

He has worked with and for the Black Cultural Archives, National Maritime Museum, the V&A, Tate Britain, London Metropolitan Archives, National Portrait Gallery, Horniman Museum, The National Archives, RAF Museum, Wellcome Trust and many others.

He is a firm believer in the power of archives as an agent of positive change for literacy, social cohesion and audience/visitor development.