Dreams, love and determination with Dame Elizabeth Anionwu

Saturday 14th October

A conversation with Dame Elizabeth Anionwu about her memoir, ‘Dreams From My Mother’.


This year, Black History Month is dedicated to honouring black women who have made remarkable contributions to literature, music, fashion, sport, business, politics, academia, social and health care, and more.

Come and celebrate Black History Month 2023 at North Kensington Library with Dame Elizabeth Anionwu, finding out all about her inspiring life and achievements.

Dame Elizabeth Nneka Anionwu is a British nurse, health care administrator, lecturer, and Emeritus Professor of Nursing at the University of West London. She put a substantial amount of her life into her work as a nurse, health visitor and tutor, working with black and minority ethnic communities in London.

Professor Anionwu was the United Kingdom’s first sickle-cell and thalassaemia nurse specialist, helping establish the Brent Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Counselling centre, and created the Mary Seacole Centre for Nursing Practice at the University of West London. In 2021 she published her memoir, Dreams From My Mother, an inspiring story about childhood, race, identity, family, friendship, hope and what makes us who we are.